I treated myself to an early present and got a Nikon D80 digital
SLR camera and a few select accessories. It's my first foray into
the DSLR world and I can't wait to start some serious photographing
especially with the holidays coming up. I picked the D80 over the
less espensive D40x because of its slightly larger size and
compatibility with a greater number of lenses.
After much research, here is what I got for my first kit. I think
it'd serve well for first-time DSLR users and as an upgrade for
point & shoot veterans.
PS - When shopping at Amazon.com, be sure to look for better
deals in the More Buying Choices sidebar on the right-hand
side of product pages. Just make sure the seller is reputable.