B&H Photo has some solid deals on the Pentax K-x kits. Along with the 12.4MP CMOS sensor, it has a 2.7 inch LCD screen, Live View, face detection, 720p HD video capabilities shooting at 24p, HDR bracketing, 4.7 fps, 11 point autofocus, and uses AA batteries.
Pentax K-x (black) w/ 18-55mm lens -$469.95
Pentax K-x (white) w/ 18-55mm lens -$468.95
Pentax K-x (red) w/ 18-55mm lens – $484.95
Pentax K-x (blue) w/ 18-55mm lens – $477.95
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more affordable entry into the DSLR realm with a camera as capable as the K-x.