Amazon's Deal of the Day today (I pass these along if they're directly photo-related) is the Canon Rebel XS on closeout, with the surprisingly good EF-S 18–55mm ƒ/3.5–5.6 IS lens, for $399.
The recently discontinued XS, you remember, was the 10-MP "budget" version of the XSi...but still, it's relatively well-featured and responsive. He-who-must-not-be-named says it's Canon's smallest- and lightest-ever DSLR. I shall take that at face value.
Image quality is extremely good. You can see approximately four gazillion examples on the web if you search. (A gazillion being larger than a bazillion, remember.)
Amazon's $399 price is roughly $70–80 below the going rate. Don't forget, these deals only last until Amazon's supply runs out—typically not all day—so if you want one, don't take too long to decide.
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Featured Comment by David: "I've had my Rebel XS for three years now and absolutely love it. It replaced a Canon S3is and is the perfect landscape camera. It's small and light, and when I put it on the tripod, set the ISO to 100, and stop the kit lens down to ƒ/11, I'm good to go. Never been tempted to upgrade, although the next time Amazon has the 55–250mm on sale for $144 I would like to pick one up. My Sigma 70–300mm is too bulky and heavy, as well as very soft over 200mm."