Hi MacRumors! I usually read through these forums for Apple computer related stuff, but I have a SLR related question that I hope I could get some help with? I have no experience in photography or with SLR's, but I now have a 7 month old son who gets photographed a lot. The photos tend to be quick snaps on my iPhone 4 when he is doing something funny or random and the quality is good and what you would expect from an iPhone 4, but as he grows up I would like to have better photos of him and this is where the SLR idea popped into my head. I understand it will be a large learning curve, but I can imagine the results will be worth it. The questions that I have is which SLR to get? I have seen two reasonably priced SLR's on the internet, but as I have no experience in this area I don't know which would be best. The choices are: Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm VR lens Canon 1100D with 18-55mm IS or DC lens The difference in price between the two is about £30, so that wouldn't be a deal breaker. The specs on the Nikon look better to me, but I do know that megapixels etc isn't the only thing to consider. Once I know what SLR to purchase and get round to that then I know I will need to learn how to use Aperture, Photoshop or equivalent, but I can cross that bridge when I come to it. If anyone can help then that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!