I just researched a bit around and found that Canon 60D + kit lens 18-55 + 8gb card and is available at 48000/- approx. which makes it a much better deal with the weather seal and flip screen etc. Flip screen is not much of a thing but some prefer it for odd camera placements while shooting. Nikon D7000 cost Rs. 10000/- more at approx 58000/- but has an 18-105mm lens that offers certain zoom advantage. I am sure local dealers can offer much better discounts on these deals. Best to buy a box packed and sealed item if a dealer can provide fresh stock. - - - Merged Post - - - @Kailash, F-stops are ability to capture more light. Faster Aperture speeds. Meaning less need of flash and more photography in natural light. F1.8 captures more light than F2.8 and so on. It also allows faster shutter speeds. Prime lens mean one which cannot be zoomed. 28mm fixed or 35mm or 50mm or 80 or 100 and so forth. Prime lenses come with better F-stop numbers (faster lenses) Wide lens means at 18mm if say 10 people can be accomodated in a frame at 12mm you could accomodate say 20 people or more. And inversely this applies to telephoto. As the depth increases the distance covered increases, but the Field of View Diminishes. More later.