Time for me upgrade to the DSLR's. The 2 in my budget are the 5100 and the t3i. I have no lens so I would have to start this year with the kit lens on both models. The only thing I have that might need to be changed is my flash (Speedlite 430EX II) if I go with the Nikon. But I got a killer deal on craigslist when i bought it. So selling it for a profit wouldn't bother me. I have heard the Nikon takes better pictures but is slower to focus? Out of the two which would you recommend? Most of my pictures are outdoor rock crawling (Jeeps) and family indoor with the flash. Thanks for any help.