In the next one to two month or so, Canon 500D and Nikon D5000 will be coming out in Singapore.
Canon 500D has 15M pixel vs Nikon D5000 12M pixel
ISO rating Canon 100-3200(expandable to 6400-12800) vs Nikon 200-3200 (pls 6400 boost)
White balance override Canon 6 postion vs Nikon 12 postion
Continuous drive 3.4 vs 4
What should one look for in a first time DSLR buyer?