Hi all, my first post (and I appologise in advance as I assume you get these questions all the time), but I would like to aquire your expertese if I may?

I am looking into my first digital SLR. I have a compact camera which is useful for certain things but I would like to upgrade. I have spoken to a few camera salesmen and have, at the moment, been recommended the Nikon D3000 because of its guide application allowing me to follow the on-screen instructions for certain types of photography until I am slightly more savy, and using it more manualy.

Is this a camera that would a good choice for a digital SLR beginer?

In case it helps, I am looking to take some rather artistic photos of my 'run around' daughter, but am also interested in landscape and architectural photography (as I am an architectural student)

Many thanks for reading.