Canon EOS Rebel T5
The Rebel T5 replaces its predecessor’s 12.2-megapixel sensor with 18 megapixels and adds full HD 1080p video. It’s also a camera you can grow with: Its manual controls allow you to advance beyond point-and-shoot. There is a wide selection of high-quality Canon lenses that are compatible with this body, or you can find an endless supply of older lenses on eBay. [$550 (with kit lens); usa.canon.com]
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