We like Canon and Nikon. Experienced photographers tend to go one way or the other because they’ve have a lot invested in lenses and accessories.
For high end full frame DSLR’s you can’t go wrong with either Nikon or Canon.
Our favorite entry level DX size DSLR:
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera
The best Canon entry level DSLR
Canon EOS T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens
A great point and shoot that also shoots 1080 60p (60 frames per second) video.
SONY Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V/B Black 18 MP 30X Optical Zoom Digital Camera
Mirrorless Compact Cameras
This compact mirrorless SONY is DX format and a favorite 2nd camera for some serious pros.
Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera With 18-55mm lens