Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and the world of photography and looking to buy my first DSLR.

I have brought a few magazines and have been reading reviews about different cameras but unsure what will suit me. I would prefer buying a camera which I can "grow into" and learn the basics of photography.

Do i go for a Nikon or Canon? and which one?

Photography would include portrait, landscade/ nature and some animals.

I would like a decent spec - I am a computer techy, hence have some understanding of file systems, formats. I have used adobe photoshop in the past; just a matter of getting back in I suppose.

Budget: <1500; I am prepared to spare some cash for a good DSLR which I can grow into

Thanks in advance,