Hey guys i've been doing some reading lately and I have been really interested in getting into photography for quite some time now, and I'm finally ready to jump in and buy a camera and start learning.
I was looking into a DSLR but I think just getting something like a cannon S4 IS would be more practical. I am looking to shoot still shots, natural stuff, cars, and the occasional sporting event. any help would be much appreciated.
I was also looking at the Rebel XT but it seems like it would be way ove rmy head.
I can get a S5 IS for around $350
and a Nikon D40 can be had for around $490