Canon EOS Rebel T5 ( with 18-55mm Lens)
While it's a perfectly fine camera when you're making the jump from a point-and-shoot, there are better choices than the Canon EOS Rebel T5.
Nikon D3300 ( with 18-55mm II lens, Black)
Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.
Nikon D5300 ( Body Only)
The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.
Nikon D610 ( with 28-300mm Lens)
Though competition's increasing for low-end full-frame cameras, the Nikon D610 holds its own; that said, while slightly faster than its predecessor it's not a whole lot different.
Canon EOS 70D ( with 18-135mm STM Lens)
An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.
Pentax K-50 ( with 18-55mm WR Lens, Black)
A reasonable option for an entry-level dSLR, the Pentax K-50 should satisfy if you need the weather-sealed design. But while acceptable, it and its cheaper sibling the K-500 lag behind the competition in image quality and performance.
Canon EOS 100D ( Body Only)
While the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a perfectly reasonable entry-level dSLR, you can get the same photo and video quality in a smaller body for the same money (or less) by opting for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i ( with 18-135mm STM lens)
While the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is -- almost literally -- the same solid camera as its predecessor, it's starting to lag frustratingly behind the competition in some ways.
Nikon D7100 ( with 18-105mm Lens)
While it's still a great prosumer dSLR, the D7100 may only be worth the extra cash if you need a faster Nikon right now.
Sony Alpha SLT-A99 ( Body Only)
The Sony Alpha SLT-A99V is a generally great camera that's equally adept at both stills and video, but with a few caveats.