For a beginner, often the best Nikon camera would be a Nikon D3000 or D3100, depending on whether you require video or not. A Canon camera that would be great would be the T2i. Don't go for the expensive/fancy cameras yet unless you know how to operate them. If you're not a amateur, a Nikon D5000 would be a great choice and a Canon T3i would be from the other spectrum. Have fun ad good luck :)
One of the top rated digital SLR cameras of 2011 ? 2012 is the Nikon D5000 12.3 MP DX Digital SLR Camera. The camera has a solid and powerful entry level digital SLR that is designed to offer brilliant image quality and very attractive features.
Nikon or Canon. Both have advocates and both make excellent cameras. Choose either the Nikon D5000 or the Canon T2i or T3i for entry level DSLR. Almost can't make a mistake; choose the one that feels best in your hand. There are excellent reviews online but both are top-rated.
I shoot with a canon 60d and i looooove it! if youre just starting out with a DSLR then I would say do a canon rebel T2, you can use the full auto and when you gain more experience you can go full manual.