I don't know If this is the right forum for this, but here goes. Not too long ago I started taking interest in photography, not with any intention of going professional, just as a hobby. I am almost completely green on this subject and haven't been using anything else than standard digital cameras before, but now I am convinced I want to take it a step further: buying a good camera. Things that I am sure will be a great part of my pictures: - Nature - Wildlife - Generally playing with light and contrast Who knows, I might find it interesting taking photos of other things after some time, but right now I know that these things will catch my attention most of the time. As I have said, my knowledge of photography is not that great, so any advice is welcome, but I have still been talking to some people and around the shops. I really want to keep to picking a DSLR camera, since if it turns out to be a greater passion than I thought myself, it would be nice for me get myself additional equipment, like other lenses. But in the end, I have kind of set my eyes on 3 different cameras: 1: Nikon D3100 (572 US $) - Of what I understand, this is supposedly a good camera for the starting amateur (which I obviously am) because of the easy handling and generally being a decent camera to a fair price. 2: Pentax K-X. (520 US $) - I think this is more of a gamble - I tried it out for a minute or so and it seems easy enough to handle and I like the zoom on the lense that comes with it - and it is a bit cheaper than the Nikon the only thing I fear is that it is perhaps too difficult for me as an amateur photographer starting from scratch? I'm hoping you guys can tell me 3: Canon EOS 1100D. (459 US $) - From what I can gather this is pretty much the same as the Nikon - good camera for beginners, although the Nikon still sounds better from what I have heard - the reason I am not ruling the Canon out is because of the difference in price. Might be that I have completely overlooked the best choice for a beginner - but then again, that's part of the reason why I'm writing this, so please inform me of some other (or better) cameras for someone like me if you know of any I'd really like to hear what you guys have to say. Remember that I am completely new to this, and that my knowledge of this subject is nothing to be proud, but please bear with me Please comment and advice me on anything - price, choice of cameras, anything - I am very open to ideas and advice Thank you very much.