I'm new to this forum and new to photography. Ive been tossing up about getting a digital SLR for general photography as well as wanting one to be able to take sports shot of the kids so will need one to zoom and take multiple photos. I was in a retailer today and they had 2 packages I looked at. One had an EOS 1000D with twin lens ~ $800 and the other Nikon D3100 with twin lens ~$1,000. I had a look on DPreview.com and they said for both of these there were other cameras (non-mirror?) that were better equipped.
Now I'm confused. Do any of you know of a good starters package that will give me some zoom, good general photography, able me to take sports action shots and be around the $1,000 price range.
Thanks for any help.