Panasonic is going to make getting started with your first DSLR camera more affordable. The DMC-G5KK is a mirrorless DSLM package with interchangeable lenses. Expect crisp images from the 16.05-megapixel Live MOS Sensor. On the back is a 920K-dot high resolution touch display LCD that rotates 180-degrees to the side and 270-degrees up/down.
With contrast AF (Auto Focus) the image sensor controls your focus giving you a greater range to create your crisp, clear images. This is great for recording fast moving subjects like your little leaguer, migrating birds, or your best friend who decided to bungee jump. Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy, especially when shooting with a bright lens. And since you have a full-area AF touch, you select your desired field of vision. Additionally, Light Speed AF quickly locks onto a subject, making it possible to capture even fast moving subjects like your son, the dirt bike rider.
All this for under $400 (you will have to add/pick your own lens). More details after the break.