I'm new to the world of DSLR's but want to learn more about photography and move up from a compact so have decided to get one, but here's the tricky bit...which one?
I want one that'll last me a while and I can grow with, and my budget is up to around £550 - I did consider a Micro 4/3 camera like the Panasonic G2, GF2 or GF3 but the cost of and choice of lenses doesn't seem great, so I thought sod it, I'll go for a full DSLR.
My main photography interest (at least to start with) will be indoor pictures of a moving subject - namely my pet snakes, so I at least want something good in low light and fast enough for movement, later I intend to move on to wildlife in the countryside and in zoos/wildlife parks and scenery.
I've been looking at the Nikon D5100, Canon 600D and Sony Alpha A33 (all with an 18-55 kit lense) mainly as I like the idea of the adjustable LCD for awkward shots so I was hoping for advice on the best one for my needs - I'm currently leaning towards the Nikon as dad has a D40X so I can borrow lenses but only if one of the other two isn't a better choice.
1. From what I've read the Nikon and Canon have anti-shake in their lenses but the Sony has it in the body - which is a better system?
2. Is having a moveable/adjustable LCD a weak point in that it might break off or are they pretty solid?
3. Do any of the models I mention allow grabbing stills from a movie?