Our recommendations for first-time dSLR buyers
Best general-purpose dSLR
With excellent photo quality, a great feature set and speedy performance, the Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.
Best compact dSLR
Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5500 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR.
Best value in a current model
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D continues the line's tradition of being the crowd-pleasing choice for family photographers.
Best cheap dSLR
The stripped-down feature set is appropriate for first timers and since it's older, the price is right.