Answers: I quote myself from just then:
Pentax K200D. It's good, Pentax offers quite a wide range of lenses, and has excellent image quality. Inbuilt IS (image stabilisation).
Canon: 1000D & 450D, but I suggest the 450D; both have no IS, but IS is available in lens.
Nikon: D40x & D60 (be warned, no VR, though VR on lenses, which is equiv. of IS; also, no autofocus so you have to buy autofocus lenses).
For the Nikon and Canon: Buy the higher level one D60/450D if you want more features and slightly better image quality. If the price difference between it and the lower model exceeds $300, get the lower model and get a new lens with the cash saved.
Don't get a Sony: overpriced and deals poorly with ISO; also, not an Olympus due to 4/3 lenses.
Nikon, Canon or Olympus entry level DSLRs each have their plus and minuses.
Nikon and Canon have the most popularity because of the number of lenses available and the older lenses fit on the digital.
Olympus has better features with IS on their entry level... currently e410 or 510. the 520 is the next model up
I would suggest Nikon D40.It take great picture with affordable price.