Im looking into getting a dslr. Either the canon t2i or the nikon d3100. The canon feels better in my hands but the nikon is 100$ cheaper and seemed a little easier to use. I am a complete noob and I am reading as much as I can to try and figure out about all the terminology.
I plan on using it to take some pics of the outdoors when I go on my hiking trips, the occasional family gatherings, and using the hd video feature to shoot some random YouTube videos.
Budget is right around 800$ give or take a 100$ or so.