Hi All,
Im after some advice on what camera to buy. Ive been looking at the Canon EOS500D package which comes with a 18-55mm 70-300mm lenses 470. A friend has a Canon and i like the feel and lay out of them. He said that as im just starting out i should look at the cheaper end of the market, like a 350D or 400D. As i wont be taking videos just pictures is there any other Cameras out there that you feel would suit a novice better. Ill be mostly taking pictures at Extreme sport events (mountain biking, motorcross, rallying etc). I have a maximum budget of 500 to get me started and aim to get my camera ASAP as ive booked into an evening college course covering Photoshop Programme.

Really would appreciate any advice, help pointers. Great site........Thanks webby.