If you are looking for a good video camera i would recommend stepping it up to a t3i or t4i. I have a t4i and love it. I would definitely not recommend a nikon for video. If you are only looking to take photos, this may be fine, but it might be worth spending the extra money to get a t3i. You don't have to worry about getting a new lens for a while as canon makes great kit lenses.
If you're unsure, the white freckled guys the cure.
if you re post this media&arts you'll get way better advice, maybe even a couple of offers of old cameras from some of the people in there.
Also for reviews on cameras use http://www.dpreview.com/ Its like the NS of cameras sites.