Just been reading all the questions relating to new cameras and advice, I am in the same boat, I have been interested in photography for quite a while, and used to have an SLR (Olympus OM2), which I sold many years ago. With more time on my hands now would really like to get back into taking pictures other than with a simple point and shoot Digital camera, which I have been using for a while.

I've looked at Nikon (secondhand D80) and D3000 plus Olympus (E510,E450) and want to know if I am looking in the right direction? Are extra lenses an issue?, more limited by the Olympus, or are there other considerations. Will use it for the normal shots, Landscape, wildlife, buildings, people, possibly some close up work, and as I walk quite a lot would consider weight and size to be considerations.

Any help would be useful before I take the plunge.