I've commited to do a wedding this summer which is forcing me (not unwillingly) into a DSLR purchase. After the wedding I foresee it replacing both a ageing olympus superzoom and compact thats full of sand. I normally take landscape and wildlife shots while out walking and climbing but am firmly in the amateur category.
I've tried, in the shops;
D7000 - really like but out of my budget
60D - liked but still out of reach
550D - felt good in the hand and priced to allow me the standard kit lense plus money for something like the Tamaron 18-270 for post wedding use
600D - pretty much the same as the 550D but I'm not fussed about the flip screen or video changes so would rather save the money
D5100 - wanted to like this but compared to the canon 550D it felt cramped in the hand and this might out weigh the features over time.
So should i bust my budget to afford the D7000 of 60D for better wedding shots or go for a lighter weight and cheaper D5100, 550D
Any advice would be greatly appreciated