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

Looking to bag a bargain on Canon kit with a cheap DSLR camera or a great mirrorless deal? You’ve come to the right place. 

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:

What’s the price of a Canon camera? 

Roughly speaking, Canon cameras range in price from around $180/£150 for a compact like the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS, or $350/£250 for an entry-level DSLR like the Canon EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D, through to $3,000/£3,000 (and higher) for a full-frame DSLR like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. 

As a general rule, the more advanced you are and the more features you require, the more you should expect to pay for your camera. However, fantastic Canon deals do exist – and you’ll find the best ones right here. From compacts to mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, these are the best deals on our favourite cheap Canon cameras. 

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

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

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.

4. Canon EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D

A fantastic cheap Canon camera for beginners

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 18MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3in fixed, 920k dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Continuous shooting: 3fps | Videos: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 485g

Great image quality
Terrific value for money
18MP sensor behind the times
9-point AF system dated

This is Canon's 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 one of Canon's older 18MP sensors, but the quality is pretty good nonetheless, and there's enough manual control for anyone who’s advanced beyond the basics and now wants to develop their photographic skills.

Read more: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / EOS 1300D review

5. Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i

Advanced specs inside a small and affordable body? Yes please

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-S | Screen: 3in vari-angle touchscreen, 1,04million dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Max burst speed: 5fps | Video: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 555g

Vari-angle touchscreen
Lens and accessory system
No Bluetooth
No 4K video

The Canon Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is a fantastic first-time DSLR, with plenty of growing room for new users. It shares the same 24MP Hybrid CMOS AF III sensor as the related EOS 760D, and essentially the same internal hardware too. The only real differences are external, where the EOS 760D adds a top-plate LCD screen and a second control dial. Image quality is great, and one of the best things about the EOS Rebel T6i / EOS 750D is the fact that you can use it with 30 years' worth of lenses and a wide range of accessories, making it a fantastic foundation for a more comprehensive photographic setup.

6. Canon EOS M6

A brilliant mid-range camera

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 24.2MP | Lens mount: Canon EF-M | Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen, 1,04million dots | Burst shooting: 9fps (7fps with continuous AF) | Video: Full HD (1080p) | Weight: 391g

Plenty of direct control
Great autofocus system
No built-in viewfinder
No 4K video 

The EOS M6 is essentially the same as the EOS M5, but without the built-in viewfinder (though you can get one as an optional accessory). This might be considered to be a drawback, but not having a viewfinder does make the body slightly smaller and neater. If we were to choose a Canon mirrorless camera for enthusiasts, it would come down to this or the EOS M5. If you already have a Canon DSLR, you can use your existing lenses on EOS M cameras via a lens adaptor too, so it's a good option as an upgrade for an older model or as a backup camera to one you still intend to use. 

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.

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