Hello all. First time in this subforum. I've never owned a camera in my life but have decided I have got to post some pics and also keep my family in the loop over where I am. I started out considering P&S options from Panasonic at 2,00 yuan but am now seriously considering the Sony SLT A65 with one lense or the EOS 600D with the two lenses, which I can get in China for 650 GBP, 210 GBP off the UK price. I have read and read and read reviews of the Canon EOS range and of the SLT A55 and have tried the 55 a couple of times- the A65 is too new and not available in the US as yet. I just wantred to make sure I wasn't missing something and the the 600D is good enough to keep me occupied on a steep learning curve for several years at least. I don't want to have to buy another camera for a very long time.
Intended purpose is to learn a lot about photography in all kinds of situations, while knowing that its ME, not the equipment, that's the limiting factor. And to have the capacity to expand with lenses in the medium term (next year or so). Build quality is also a factor. Any advice is greatly appreciated.