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If your dSLR budget tops out at a grand, you won't go wrong snapping up the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. It borrows some heavy-hitting features from its big-brother, the Canon EOS 7D (also on this list) such as the ability to shoot 1080p video at 30 fps, as well as at 24 fps and 25 fps. Like the 7D, the T2i gives you full autofocus as well as full manual controls while shooting video, and it uses the same 63-zone metering system as the higher-end camera. In fact, you won't find a more full-featured or higher specified camera for the price on the market today.