I have a Rebel T1i with a sigma 18/55 lens
its a good beginner DSLR does good pics overall for the camera. The most important part of it is learning it and learning how to shoot and what settings (shoot on manual mode etc)
Digital cameras, all other cameras and everything photographic from Adorama Camera
is where i ordered my stuff. I got the camera body and purchased my own lens and it worked out better for me that way.
total investment was 700 or so~ (200 for lens 500 for camera body (no lens) and I paid liek 40 for a carry case and 4gb card.
Shoots 1080p vid as well~
you will have to pick up a UV filter etc but those are not costly really. Click my photo album and the newest ones were taken with it and touched up a bit in an editor.
these are shrunk down but you can see good detail as to what the full size shows
getting the light right is the number 1 thing that seems to be an issue in taking good pics.