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The best cheap Canon camera deals in 2020: get the best prices on Canon gear

Cheap Canon camera deals
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Looking for cheap Canon camera deals on a cheap DSLR or a mirrorless camera? You’ve come to the right place. We've also included some low cost but high value Canon compact cameras too.

We're constantly searching for the biggest discounts and cheapest Canon cameras on sale that we can find – and we’ve rounded up the best prices from the most reputable retailers right here.

Incidentally, if you’re open to bagging a camera bargain generally and don’t mind which brand it comes from, you may be interested in one of our other guides:

The best cheap Canon camera deals in 2020

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1. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D

This beginner-friendly Canon DSLR comes with a touchscreen and 4K video

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Max burst speed: 5fps | Max video resolution: 4K | User level: Beginner

Guided screen options
Pivoting touchscreen
4K video
The body might be too small for some

Canon does make a couple of cheaper DSLRs than this one, notably the 18-megapixel EOS 4000D and the 24-megapixel EOS 2000D, but we reckon they’re too cut down in features and build quality and we’d recommend paying just a little bit extra for the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR (sold as the EOS 250D in Europe). Why? Because it has a vari-angle touchscreen on the back and a sensor with Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, so the autofocus in live view is really snappy. We also love the fact that you can start from a simple Guided user interface when you’re still learning, and then switch to the standard setup when you feel more confident and want more control. The Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D is a replacement for Canon's older Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D, adding 4K video and better live view autofocus. This is a DSLR that can beat mirrorless cameras at their own game!

Read more: Canon Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D review

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon EOS M50

2. Canon EOS M50

The mirrorless EOS M50 packs a lot of tech into its compact body

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-M | Screen: 3in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,04million dots | Burst shooting: 10fps | Autofocus: 143-point AF | Video: 4K | Weight: 390g

Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Vari-angle touchscreen
4K video has its shortcomings
Limited lens range

The EOS M50 comes with a built-in viewfinder and a lot of Canon’s latest tech, all packed into a compact body, making it great value for money. It’s a very likeable camera that’s easy to use if you're just getting started, although it also offers a full degree of manual control for those looking to get creative. Image quality is great, although the retracting EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a little awkward to use, and the 4K video mode has some unexpected limitations. That said, on the features-to-price front, the EOS M50 has sneaked ahead of other mirrorless cameras. Where else will you get a 24MP APS-C mirrorless camera with a viewfinder at this price? 

Read more: Canon EOS M50 review

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

3. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

A pleasing, premium compact camera

Type: Compact | Sensor: 1in | Megapixels: 20.1MP | Lens: 24-100mm f/1.8-f/2.8 | Viewfinder: None | Screen: 3in touchscreen, 1,04million dots | Viewfinder: No | Video: Full HD | Weight: 319g

Great image quality
Touch-sensitive screen
No built-in viewfinder
No 4K video

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a fast, capable, premium compact that captures sharp, detailed images across a wide range of ISOs. It’s particularly good for enthusiasts, thanks to its manual control and Raw format shooting options, and the camera's pocket-friendly size makes it a handy travel camera too. A built-in viewfinder and fully articulating screen would have been welcome additions, but the tilting touchscreen is handy when it comes to awkward shots. This is a great compact camera that packs a strong performance for the price.

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon Rebel T7/EOS 2000D

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4. Canon Rebel T7/EOS 2000D

A cheap Canon DSLR for beginners with few frills but great value

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3in fixed, 920k dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Continuous shooting: 3fps | Videos: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 475g

Good image quality
Value for money
No 4K video
9-point AF system dated

This is Canon's second-cheapest entry-level DSLR, and although it's basic, it’s a perfectly adequate camera for a student or cash-strapped beginner who just wants to get started. It has a 24-megapixel sensor, which is still pretty good for an APS-C sensor camera, though this model does not have Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, so if you use the rear screen to compose your shots, the autofocus will be a slower contrast based system. This camera doesn't shoot 4K video or have a vari-angle screen either, so if you can afford the extra, we'd recommend a step up to the Rebel SL3/EOS 250D. This camera is available body only, but if you don't have a Canon lens you're better off getting it with the 18-55mm IS II lens bundle.

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5. Canon EOS 6D Mark II

An affordable entry into full frame photography, and feature packed too

Type: DSLR | Sensor: Full frame | Megapixels: 26.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF | Screen: 3.2in touch, pivot 1,040,000 dots | Viewfinder: Pentaprism | Max burst speed: 6.5fps | Max video resolution: Full HD (1080p) | User level: Enthusiast

Fully articulated touchscreen
Novice-friendly but powerful too
Full HD video not 4K
Bulkier than the EOS RP

The EOS 6D II is Canon's cheapest full frame DSLR and the next step up from the EOS 90D. It might be affordable, but it's far from basic. The advantage of a full frame sensor is that it gives superior image quality, partly because you tend to get more megapixels, and partly because the pixels (photosites) are bigger and can capture more light. The 26-megapixel sensor in the 6D II offers a useful advantage over 24-megapixel cameras, it has a powerful 45-point AF system for viewfinder shooting and Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF for live view photography, and it has a decent 6.5fps continuous shooting speed. What we really love is the streamlined handling and control layout and the fully articulating rear screen. It's expensive compared to smaller APS-C DSLRs, but recent price drops make the EOS 6D Mark II a real bargain for anyone ready to step into full frame photography.

Read more: Canon EOS 6D Mark II review

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon EOS M200

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6. Canon EOS M200

This is Canon's cheapest mirrorless camera right now

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.1MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-M | Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen, 1,04million dots | Burst shooting: 6.1fps (4fps with C-AF) | Video: 4K UHD | Weight: 299

Compact and affordable
Shoots 4K video
No built-in viewfinder
Awkward handling

The EOS M200 is an upgrade to the Canon EOS M100, sharing that camera's back to basics design and simplified controls. The 24-megapixel sensor gives good image quality, but there are compromises at this price – you don't get an electronic viewfinder, for example, and while the EOS M200 does shoot 4K video, it's not at the full frame width and it uses a slower contrast AF system. The EOS M200's rectangular body isn't the easiest to grip, either, but at this price it is a very cheap way into Canon's EF-M mirrorless camera system.

Read more: Canon EOS M200 review

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

7. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

This powerhouse compact hides a massive 1in sensor

Type: Compact | Sensor: 1in | Megapixels: 20.1MP | Lens: 28-84mm f/2.0-4.9 | Screen: 3in touchscreen, 1.04million dots | Viewfinder: No | Maximum continuous shooting: 8.2fps | Max video resolution: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 206g

Tiny body
Excellent image quality
No 4K video recording
LCD fixed in place

Boasting a large sensor inside a svelte shell, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II exceeds expectations. Its key features include a larger-than-average 1in 20.1MP sensor and an aluminium construction that Canon claims is 25 percent slimmer than the previous iteration, plus continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2fps (thanks, in part, to a DIGIC 7 processor). If you're looking for a neat, easy-to-use compact camera that produces dramatically superior images to your smartphone, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is a top choice.

Cheap Canon camera deals: Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

8. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

A compact camera with a huge 40x zoom lens

Type: Compact | Sensor: 1/2.3in | Megapixels: 20.3MP | Lens: 24-960mm f/3.3-6.9 | Screen: 3in fixed, 922k dots | Viewfinder: No | Max video resolution: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 270g

Huge optical zoom
Good autofocus speed
Struggles in low light
No viewfinder

The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is a superzoom travel compact that manages to squeeze a 40x optical zoom into its tiny shell. It has full manual control and built-in Wi-Fi, and delivers sharp, vibrant images. While its sensor is a little small, it boasts a back-illuminated design that helps it to capture light more effectively. We’d have liked to see a touch-sensitive screen, maybe one that can tilt up and down too, but it's perhaps due to the absence of these that Canon is able to keep the price down. 

Read more: The best cameras under £500/$500 right now