I'm sure this question has been asked a hundred times but here goes. I am looking at buying my first "good" camera and not sure what to get. I was hoping to spend 4-5 hundred but it looks like 6-7 hundred is more realistic. What is a good brand? What is the difference between sony, nikon and canon? What lens is good for wildlife photos and/or around the house photos? I like the Nikon D-60 with the 18-55mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor VR lens or the Sony A300K with a DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. Which is better? Mostly it will be used on our hunting, fishing, hiking, camping trips and for an all around camera at home. Can anyone help me? I know almost nothing about cameras and what kind of lenses or features to look for.