im sure this has come up many a time but this one is slightly personalised and v2010! i am going to get the nikon d5000 or the canon 500d i have a few questions, 1. which is more Mac friendly in bundled software and connection 2. which would be best for a begginer who takes any sort of picture, from family to random sights and animals. 3. biggest variety and price of lenses (the cheaper ones lol) -I am going to get it with a kit lens- 4. which takes the better picture. Ok this question is trickey but, i have played around with both, taken pictures and film with them. I see no difference. The articulating screen on the nikon doesnt make it better for me anyway. (been using a 1" 5 year old PNS with a scruffy 6mp) 5. Which is more friendly and most usable like a PNS because im going to share this camera with someone who will never learn how to focus and zoom properly so autoeverything capability or similar function is a big deciding factor. thanks for your time- and answers!