im new to the camera world but very interested in buying something such as a digital slr. however, i would love to be able to record at least 720p video as well. im looking for suggestions at a reasonable price, below 800 at least. unless it comes with everything. id love to get a whole package with a lens, bag, maybe a flash. like i said, its all new to me. i am looking at the Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a standard 18-55mm lens, since im new and dont need anything too serious. i recently did some research on the differences between flash and ring light and (had no idea before just though the ring light looked cooler) i can say that i wont be shooting macro or close ups very often, so a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash (or is that too much) was another thing i was looking at. also, i dont own any photography programs like photoshop but i will once i get a camera. just another thing i have no clue about but im sure i can learn something like that by reading and trial and error. google works wonders. i look forward to any input and suggestions you all might have. the more the merrier.