Hi guys,

My first post here so go easy

I'm looking at getting back into digital photography. My last camera was years ago and was the Sony F707 (~2001?), so as you can appreciate I am like a total newbie again.

My budget is ~700 to get a camera and lens. I've been scouring the net looking for consistant reccomendations and am still a little confused. I've seen lots of good stuff about the Canon 650d/700d models, but have also seen quite a lot about the slightly pricier Nikon D7100. I know the latter's main positives are much more AF points and better resolution, but I know that doesn't always mean it's a better camera.

I'm obviously not tied to any manufacturer so just looking for some advice on an all-round amateur photography camera that should last me a fews years.