I don't know what you budget is, but the D3100, D3200 and D5100 are all good consumer dSLR cameras. Here's a link: http://www.d5200.org
Regardless of the system you choose, purchase the camera from an authorized US dealer. B&H and Adorama are safe bets, but online dealers like Buydig.com, Beachcamera.com and abesofmaine.com offer good deals. They are all authorized Nikon USA dealers. Stay away from "package" deals because the included accessories are usually low quality.
I've been using Nikon gear since 1970 so I am a bit biased. I love my Nikon gear.
2003 530i 5spd/SP/PP/CWP/PDC/RSAB/Xenons
Last edited by SRFast; 09-03-2012 at 04:32 AM.