The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (aka the EOS 1300D) hits the basics for a low price, but that's about it.
Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon D5600 maintains its position as a great general-purpose dSLR for its price class.
Despite small annoyances, the Sony Alpha 6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR, especially if they need the continuous- shooting speed.
For a step up in photo quality or performance from a phone or compact, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D remains a fan favorite.
Very good photo quality for its class plus performance fast enough to capture kids and pets make the Nikon D3400 A solid choice for a first dSLR.
The Nikon D7200 is a great camera for the money, as long as you don't care about an extensive feature set.
An advanced compact for wide-angle and manual-photography fans, the Fujifilm X100F improves upon an already great camera with better autofocus performance and a fine-tuned design on top of its already excellent photo quality.
There's tons to like about the Nikon D500, from its fast shooting and excellent image quality to its broad feature set and streamlined design. But it still falls short with its Live View autofocus and seriously subpar wireless file transfer and shooting operation.
The Canon EOS 600D might not be the swankiest camera in the world but it's a well-balanced, competitively priced digital SLR with a knack for making expert photography highly accessible.
With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is the perfect mix if you want dSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens.
It needs a little more refinement, but overall the Sony A7R II is a great camera for folks who need a high-resolution full-frame model in a more compact design than a dSLR.
The Leica D-Lux 5 compact camera is undeniably expensive. But its superior images, classic design and broad range of features go a long way towards justifying its price tag.
The HX20V comes close to being the perfect traveller's camera, with a high resolution, long zoom and built-in geotagging features that put your pictures on the map. The auto modes are fast and accurate, consistently producing detail-packed, vivid results.
Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.
A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families and travelers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a compelling alternative to similarly priced dSLRs.
The EOS 650D is Canon's best entry-level dSLR to date, but with several interchangeable-lens compacts offering similar touchscreen features, higher resolutions and a healthy range of lenses, there are too many lower-priced alternatives to make it a no-questions-asked must-buy. The prices below are for the EOS 650D plus kit kens.
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 is alright, but it's really just last year's tech after the shallowest of makeovers
An excellent lens that's both wide and long, clean, sharp images, and impressive high ISO performance combine to make the Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd a very attractive package -- especially now the price has dropped so low. Top dSLR features balance out the usual horrible EVF, but optical image stabilisation is now sorely missed