Best cheap current-model dSLR
If you don't like the thought of buying last year's model (or the one from the year before), the D3400 is the cheapest dSLR we recommend. It does have a few improvements over the D3300 as well.
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 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.