Lately I've been looking into buying a DSLR to get into photography more seriously. A friend of mine heard about this and gave me an old pair of lenses: a Minolta AF 70-210 and a Minolta AF 50. From what I've read online, these lenses aren't great, but aren't bad either - good starter lenses.
Which currently available bodies would allow me to use these lenses?
I've read that Minolta doesn't make cameras anymore, and sold their line to Sony. Should I buy a Sony DSLR body? Which models would be compatible? Do any particular choices stand out?
(Peripherally: are these good lenses to start with?)