Well my beloved Fuji S5200, a spectacular point and shoot, quality video taking, SLR-wannabe style camera is now selling. I'm ready for my first DSLR.
Now, because I'm currently limited in my SLR photography skills/knowledge, I'm looking for a beginner SLR - around the $500-600 range. My first choice is the Digital Rebel XT - I've done a lot of research and it seems unbeatable for the price.
I'm also considering the Nikon D40 as a start.
Basically I'm looking for an SLR that will give me awesome point and shoot pics when I'd like, but also let me tweak while I research the camera's functions and features, and become more knowledgable about SLR photography. I will be using it for all kinds of photography - close up, scenic, aviation, etc.
I'm sure we have a ton of Nikon and Canon experts in here - what do you guys think? I'm planning on a purchase probably in this month.