The 2008 entry level digital SLR camera of the year.
Here are four of the best entry-level / beginner-friendly DSLR camera models.
1) Canon 450D Rebel XSi
While the Canon doesn't stand out for its design or feature set, the Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera delivers with top performance and photo quality.
2) Sony Alpha DSLR-A350
Unless you are ready to spend a large amount on a really good lens, the Canon 450D is a better choice then the Sony.
3) Olympus E-420
Reviews show that the Olympus E-420 is a very good beginner's digital SLR camera that has an extremely compact footprint that should go well with travelers. You just should not expect any fancy features for this budget DSLR camera model.
4) Pentax K100D
The Pentax comes with built-in image stabilization and an good mix of both automatic and manual features. This makes the Pentax K100D one of the top DSLR bargains on the market.