Originally Posted by mz-n10
canon really doesnt make good starter cameras. the xsi is rather dated, easily bested by the sony a500, pentax k-x and the olympus e-640 or epl-1. and for the price of the t2i, a pentax k7 could be had. canon really makes impressive 50d+ class bodies.
but if you have friend taht already shoot canon, or some EOS glass....canon is the natural choice.
Canon makes excellent entry-level cameras (T2i). Nikon on the...