I am looking to buy my first DSLR; I have traveloled to many times and not had quality photos, not enough depth, exposure etc. I have been looking at the CANON 40D and ESO 30D and a couple Nikons. I need a camera that can meet my needs for what I would be using this camera for; there is a lot; but I need it to meet all of these needs; the less accessories the better; however I am aware that what I need can not solely be met with just the main camera body. I am not good with the technical terms, or not sure what features would meet these needs so be as specific as possible please and thank you! I am going to Africa and New York, taking a roadtrip to LA and shooting photos at dance battles and head shots. There will be lots of landscapes, lots of potraits and action shots (dancers dancing, and driving in a car taking quick shots. here is what I need: a>Allows me to take depth (I can see the valleys and the mountains beyond it; I've had cameras that just blur it into one and you can't get that depth in their) b> Produces high quality portrait photos (that crispness and detail) c>Action shots (I'll be sitting in a car a lot with my camera out the window, or taking pictures of running herds and people dancing along with sports. d>a camera that can take a nice landscape picture; wide. e>Night shots with little to no light, but I don't want everything to be washed out f>Night photos in cities that are swarming with street lights, headlights and flourescent neon signs. g> I need a camera that captures sunsets, sun rises, rainy days, etc. h>I would also like todo some macros. I am new to photography but I want a good camera that I can build my kit on. I will be learning how to do it from friends who went to school for photography, forums and classes as well as exploring my camera myself. I need a camera that does not take batteries but a battery rechargable pact and that has the ability to hold lots of memory! A general questions: What is usually included with a general kit? my budget for the body camera itself is about $1000CAD or less. or around $1500 for a camera, extra len(s) etc. If something exceeds this budget please let me know anyways; I cant really afford it but if I gotta I will post pon some other things I was planning. Please let me know Thank you for all your help in advance! Cheers.