I'm looking at taking my first step into the world of digital SLR cameras soon and I's like to get a bit more knowledge before I start properly looking. I'm looking for an entry level camera that's fairly easy to pick up and use. I'll be using it for a wide range of things like holiday snaps, sports, wildlife and scenery so I want something pretty versatile. Firstly, as I'm looking for an entry point, is there any particular brand that I should aim for or avoid? From what I've read so far, its seems that they are probably all very similar and I should go for whichever feels most comfortable for me to use. Is this still the case? Is there any difference between having a camera body with image stabilisation rather than a set up with stabilising lenses? I've noticed that this varies across the brands, but at entry point does it make much difference? Lastly, the budget. I've got a figure of around £500 in my head at the moment with a plan of spending around £300-350 on the camera and then using the remaining funds to get a case, memory card, tripod, etc. Is this a good enough budget to start with, and are there any must have accessories I need to remember to get? Any advice is greatly appreciated before I head to the high street and have a play around in the shops.