This Cheap Canon Rebel Is Your Baby's-First-DSLR Deal of the Day

The Canon EOS Rebel T4i is the best budget DSLR, and today it's also the best value. Sam Biddle said it was the gadget that he most wanted for Christmas, and I'd have to agree with him (hint, hint, Mom.) Although Mario called it a "bummer," he was mostly referring to its video autofocus abilities. Make no mistake: whatever you need in a starter DLSR, the T4i can deliver. It takes beautiful pictures, it can produce fantastic 1080p video, and it can tap into 100s of different Canon lenses.

Today, Amazon's got the Rebel T4i for $600 with a kit lens. That's the least expensive it's ever been, and it turns this camera into a value monster. When we recommended the best value DLSR under $750, we turned to the Rebel T3i—this camera's predecessor—at the same price. In fact, the T3i is still selling for $600 on Amazon today.

The next major feature you might consider upgrading for is a full frame sensor, which you'd have to shell out $2000 or more for the 6D or Nikon's D600, which, by the way, we've never seen sales on. This camera is a major value today and I don't know how much longer you can get one at this price (hint, hint, Mom.) [Amazon]

Remember when Tobias Funkë didn't know what a fire sale was? Dealzmodo's Twitter is kind of like that.

Update 3:54 PM: Commenter CC points out that Rebel T3s are going for $380. It's a Woot-off, so time is of the essence.
Update 4:00 PM: Commenter WickedMe91 thinks there's a better deal from Amazon. Add this lens to the basic T4i + 18-55mm package, and then apply code GNWNIQRV.

Top Deals

Canon EOS Rebel T4i with 18-55mm Lens ($600) | Amazon | Originally $850
Canon EOS Rebel T4i with 18-135mm Lens ($800) | Amazon | Originally $1100

Accessories

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 ($13) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40
32GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Card ($15) | B&H Photo via Storageaholic | Originally $30
1TB Samsung Spinpoint 2.5" Internal HD ($70) | Newegg via Storageaholic | Originally $100
Pretty Excellent nVidia Graphic Cards Open Box Sale | Amazon via Hard Forum | I picked up the Gigabyte GTX 670 for my Hackintosh

Miscellaneous

Star Wars X-Wing Ice Cube Tray ($4) | ThinkGeek via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $10
Hot Wheels R/C BMW M3 ($9) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush ($30) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $70


Apple

Loaded 15" Macbook Pro Retina ($2925) | Mac Mall via Dealzon | Originally $3000

Audio

Denon AH-C260 Earphones ($12.75) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30
Sennheiser CX301 Earphones ($25) | Newegg via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2633
Monster iSport Earphones ($60) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $100
Beats By Dre Sale | Sound Earphones | Not the most killer prices, but better than buying from Best Buy

Gaming

Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition ($0) | Good Old Games via Reddit | Originally $10
GOG Holiday Sale, includes Neverwinter Nights, Carmageddon ($5) | Good Old Games via Reddit | Originally $10
Batman Arkham City: GotY ($5) | Green Man Gaming via Hard Forum | Originally $30 | Use coupon code WINTR-SRVEY-42012, if you've already used it try GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6
Street Fighter x Tekken ($12.49) | Steam via Hard Forum | Originally $40
Fortune Street for Wii ($13) | Amazon via Gamingaholic | Originally $50
Sims 3 ($15) | Gamestop via Reddit | Originally $30
Tomb Raider Pre-Order ($29.25) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $50 | Use coupon code WINTR-SRVEY-42012, if you've already used it try GMG25-CZPYL-D5MQ6
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($45) | Newegg via Dealzon | Originally $60 | Use coupon code EMCJHJJ248

Physical Media

Hardcover Hobbit (or There and Back Again) ($11.38) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30

Clothing

Smartphone Touchscreen Gloves ($4) | Ebay via Dealzon | Originally $10
Stuhrling Winchester Watch ($60) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $135
30% Off All Columbia Sportswear | Columbia via Brand Name Coupons | Use coupon code COL30FF
30% off Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy | Old Navy via Dealzon | Use code HOLIDAY
50% Off Adidas Outlets, 30% off Adidas Stores | Adidas via Reddit | In-store only, also check this
25% Off Woolrich | Woolrich via Reddit | Use coupon code WISH
40% off J. Crew Factory + Additional 20% off over $75 | J. Crew Factory via Reddit | Use code SCOREMORE

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Laptops

13" Vaio T Ultrabook w/ Core i5 + 32GB Hybrid SSD HD ($600) | Newegg via Laptopaholic | Originally $800

Desktops

23" 1080p All-in-One HP Pavillion ($480) | Woot via Woot | Originally $700

Tablets

Asus Transformer TF-300 Tablet ($269) | Groupon via Groupon | Originally $350

Screens

24" Acer 1080p Monitor ($130) | Newegg via Dealzon | Originally $200
60" LG 1080p Plasma HDTV ($800) | Best Buy via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $1000
55" Panasonic Viera LED 1080p HDTV ($850) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $1000

Portables

We've started a new Audio section. So portables from now on is just going to be PMPs and phones.

Camera

See top deals.

SSDs

120GB Samsung 840 SSD ($80) | Newegg via Hard Forum | Originally $120 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2640
256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD ($240) | Newegg via Dealzon | Originally $340 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2638, Gizmodo's best SSD

Apps

iOS

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic + Other Free Games ($0) | Gameloft via Reddit | Originally $3
Flick Tennis: College Wars ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $3
Cars 2 ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $3
Sleep Pillow Sounds White Noise ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2
Dreamworks Dash n Drop ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light HD ($1) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $6
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $

iPad Only

Flick Tennis: College Wars HD ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $4
Worms HD ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3

Android

Fruit Devil ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $1
Atlantis Sky Patrol HD ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $2
TweetCaster Pro ($2.51) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $5
im+ Pro ($3) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $10

Mac

Nope. But I think there's going to be a ton the week before New Year's Eve.

Hobomodo

Send a soldier a Slim Jim | Slim Jim via Reddit
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures by Colgate | Colgate via Reddit | Some free videos, toothbrushes, toothpaste

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