What do I need to know about what I want?
I’m a beginner, I want something preferably under £500.
I don’t care too much for video.Nikon fans will say Nikon is best and Canon fans will say Canon. IMO…The “best” DSLR is the one that feels natural in YOUR hands and has controls/menu systems that you can operate intuitively.
The best thing to do is visit an actual camera shop (not BestBuy/Walmart) and try the different models within your budget to see which feels the best to you AND they can answer your questions about the cameras. I bought a Canon for its ergonomics/feel/menu and control layout and a fellow photog chose Nikon for the same reason….it is about personal preference.
The one thing to remember though is to budget in extra money to cover an extra battery, memory cards, camera case, a USB memory card reader, and taxes (these can add another $200-$250 to the entry level camera price).
A lot of people get “sticker shock” when they go to buy their first DSLR. They go to the store to buy the $500 camera they see on sale, BUT… by the time they get everything they need/want and pay tax on it, the $500 camera is now $700-$1,000+.Try Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?_encodi…Hey you can buy a Nikon D3100 its pretty cheap and amazing too Your best bet will be a Nikon D3100 or Canon Rebel T3. Both great entry level cameras.