Best Splurge: Canon Rebel SL2
Those looking to spend a bit more on their starter DSLR camera should look into the Canon Rebel SL2. It sheds some of the clunkiness that has haunted DSLR cameras since their inception, opting for a one-pound compact build with a distinctive white casing. The camera includes lots of attractive features that also separate it from other entry-level cameras. One of the most useful to beginners is a fully articulating touchscreen that can be flipped up and down to allow you to get shots from different angles and to easily access and jump through different features. You can even flip the screen frontward to make it easy to record yourself. Inside is a powerful 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with fast and accurate auto-focus and phase-detection. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth make it easy to connect and upload your photos, while a Full HD 60P with external microphone input lets you take videos.