The Canon EOS 1300D might not have the company’s latest technology, but its 18MP sensor is tried and trusted, and the simple controls mean that even beginners will soon be up to speed. The EOS 1300D isn’t just a snapshot camera, though, because it also has full manual controls for when you’re ready to start taking over the camera settings.
It comes with not one lens, but two, which is pretty amazing at this price. The first is a standard 3x 18-55mm zoom for general photography and the second is a 75-300mm telephoto perfect for trying your hand at sports or wildlife photography.
This ultra-low price does come with a limitation – both lenses are from Canon’s low-cost DC III range, which means they don’t have image stabilisers. Normally, we don’t recommend unstabilised lenses, particularly telephotos, but at this price something’s got to give and you’ll just have to remember to keep the camera well braced and watch out for slow shutter speeds.