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.