My venerable Canon EOS Rebel XT is coming up 7 years old and showing signs of needing replacement, no complaints after half a million trouble free shots.
My main lens is a Sigma 50-500 (unfortunately non IS) and I also use a Sigma 18-200 and a Canon 18-55, obviously all with Canon mounts so I wish to stick to Canon.
I am not exactly looking to upload photos to a.net, really all I want is decent enough shots to share with the flickr community, but primarily for my own hobby which is more of recording the memory of the unusual aircraft, more than the photography itself if that makes sense. I also use it a lot for general photography at weekends and for vacations. I try to be a little artistic with my shots, particularly with the range of the Bigma allowing you to snap away just because you can, but Im not a tech guy and I want something as simple to operate as possible without too many functions and long menus to get my small brain around.
Ideally I want an inbuilt flash as I dont want to have to pay for one as well as the camera at this point and I do use it indoors (weddings / conferences / dark warehouses / inside shipping containers etc) a fair bit, but this is not a deal breaker.
Budget - I dont want to spend crazy money for the latest and greatest just because it is the latest and greatest, as it is only a hobby and not an a.net standard one at that, anything on sale today will be better than my 7 year old model (I am hoping anyway), but I am willing to spend middle of the range and beyond prices if it will last be another 7 years of near daily use as I believe in you get what you pay for and I also want make the most of my Bigma.
Bearing all that in mind and the strengths and weaknesses of the Bigma (needs light etc...) what body do you recommend?