Getting Entry level (Canon/Nikon/Sony, etc) will not end up in a wrong way at all, in fact, its fun to learn from those entry level, b4 getting involve more into this. Learning is everything for beginner rite? even editing photos.
But think of the whole system b4 buying. When wanna upgrade, to a bigger picture such as better camera body or future camera body, 2nd or 3rd lens, flashgun, memory cards, etc. Budget is everything. not everybody is rich enough to buy Nikon D3X and change to Canon 1D mk5 next day or week. Stick with the system, even entry level dslr can also produce good quality photo after much practice, even P&S or iphone can also.
Nowadays dslr really common already, go parkson walk walk can see few if not many ppl's neck hanging with it, even those trendy omicro four thirds. Vertigo's pic's message is very true nowadays. What for u buy a dslr and only use AUTO mode or live view for every shot?
Do consider this, are u really in need of DSLR at the first place, where those P&S, ultraZoom, micro 4 thirds can already do the job, in fact iphone too. Think about it, just like a pet, are u gonna get it cause everybody around u have it and when u don't need it, u just put aside. Or ur really into it and spending time to learn and money on it without regret.
ELSE ur just having an overpriced camera where even phone or P&S can do the job for u already.
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