If you're looking to make the jump from a point-and-shoot camera into DSLR territory, Canon's EOS Rebel T3 isn't a bad place to start. Better still, today you can have the entry-level shooter and its accompanying 18-55mm kit lens for $399 when buying from 1saleaday.com. That's $100 cheaper than the going rate at Amazon, where the T3 currently enjoys a five-star user rating. Sure enough, reviews paint the camera as a sound purchase for hobbyists and those with a budding interest in photography. Owners seem more than satisfied with images outputted by the 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and IS-enabled kit glass.
Naturally, the T3's plastic body is more vulnerable to the elements when compared to higher-end models featuring a magnesium build, and its performance in low light can't quite measure up to today's flagship DSLRs. That said, we've got no qualms recommending this camera to anyone entering the world of DSLR shooting. There's plenty to learn before hitting the shutter button, so be sure to bookmark our camera buyer's guide. And once you've learned what all those buttons actually do, don't hesitate to share your work at our photography forum.