Heeeey! You are all the awesome people to ask, I'm looking at getting a Nikon dslr on the lower end of the price range. Going to use my tax check for it so I figured I'd start research now. I own a Kodak advanced point and shoot now (the step between dslr and p&s) I have never owned a dslr :-(
I DID however learn how to shoot a film slr, and develop my own film. I MISS film cameras, and i really miss having the power of a slr in my hands. I'm really big on nature photography
To not totally muck up your thread just pm me some things I should look out for.
I'm broke as a joke lol so LOWER priced cameras (under 700$ and as close to $500 as possible lol) I don't really know what's out there so a point in the right direction would be great, so after taxes i can join your club! Lol