Budget DSLRs are back from the dead in amazing Canon Rebel deal

Canon EOS T7 Prime Day deal
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Just as we thought it was the end of the road for budget DSLRs it looks like the Canon EOS T7 is making a comeback with an amazing Amazon deal. This twin-lens starter kit comes an 18-55mm and a 75-300mm for just $549 it’s perfect for shooting just about everything from portraits, landscapes or architecture. We spotted this on Prime Day - but the good news the offer is still available, and what's more you don't even need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage.

Just the other day we were talking about how we miss yesterday’s entry-level DSLRs and how today’s replacements just aren’t the same (mostly because they cost so much). However, all is not lost! If you’re looking to upgrade from one of the best point-and-shoot cameras or looking for a standalone camera so you can move away from shooting with a camera phone this is a deal seriously worth considering. 

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Lens| was $599|now $549Save $50

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Lens| was $599|now $549
Save $50 Budget DSLRs are perfect for beginner photographers looking for a stand alone camera system. The Canon EOS T7 2 lens kit is perfect for shooting anything from portraits to landscapes so long as yout subject isn't moving too fast!

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR with 18-55mm| was $479|now $399Save $90

Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR with 18-55mm| was $479|now $399
Save $90 If you want a starter DSLR that's a bit cheaper - you can buy the Rebel T7 with just the standard zoom, and save your save $150.

• These are the best budget DSLRs perfect for beginners

The Canon EOS T7 features a 24.1 MP APS-C sensor, an ISO range from 100-6,400 and built-in WiFi so you can wirelessly send photos to other devices or use a phone as a remote shutter (though you will need to download an app). The autofocus system is good if you’re not capturing anything that’s moving too fast but with just 9 focus points, it’s not the best when it comes to sport and action photography. 

Now is also a really good time to invest in some new kit as you can take advantage of the best Prime Day memory card deals as well as some of the other amazing Prime Day camera deals which include laptops, lenses, tripods, monitors and printers. 

When I got my first DSLR over 10 years ago, it was an exciting step into my journey as a professional photographer (although I didn’t know it then). Entry-level DSLRs may not have all the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest mirrorless cameras but they certainly serve their purpose. They’re perfect for learning more about the exposure triangle (i.e. how to shoot in manual) and they don’t break the bank. Take advantage of this Prime deal and you could have a camera and two lenses for $549 saving you $50 to spend on other things. 

Check our recommendations for the best lenses for Canon Rebel T7

Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.