A little update... I visited a store full of different dslr-s :-) So, here's what I've found on this subject, based only on the models the store had. I checked these ones: Nikon D3300, d5200, d5300; Canon 700D; Pentax K-50, Panasonic gh8 (or was it gx?). The most comfortable, most natural feel in hand was the Panasonic which had the fastest focus too and was the most expensive one. Next best for feel in hand was the Pentax. Canon was third but I really didn't like how loud was its shutter. As for the Nikons, the most comfortable in hand was the D5200 then D5300 and then D3300. Sorry to say but in this price rank (excluding the Panasonic which is different category) the Nikons were the less comfortable to hold in hand. But they seem to be more advanced than the others, make less noise than both Canon and Pentax and have better video (based on the reviews I have read). So if I have to choose now, with the current price in mind, I'd go for the Nikon D5200 even it being the oldest nikon model. I liked the feel of Canon and Pentax better but I don't know if I can get used to the noise they make, the Canon's shutter and the Pentax' internal image stabilizer. Pentax have a viewfinder that's a class above the Nikon or Canon and is weatherproof! But records only mono audio, doesn't have a connection for external mic and the video goes up to 30fps only. And the Canon... No, that shutter sound... So, if I buy soon, it'll be Nikon D5200. The offer for the hollydays is hard to beat: with the d5200 body you get two lenses 18-55 and 50-200, a tripod and a bag for as low as 600€.