Need a beginner camera? Amazon has two brilliant options on offer

Woman holding a Canon EOS R100 camera
(Image credit: Canon)

Update - these two deals were first seen during Amazon's recent Prime Day earlier in the month - but the discounts at Amazon are no longer available. However, the good news is that the prices at Walmart on these two great beginner camera are better than Amazon… 

There are a lot of great cameras in the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sale, but most of them are advanced high-end cameras. What if you're looking for a beginner camera, though? 

Canon EOS R100 + 18-45mm lens|$599.99|$489
SAVE $110 at Walmart

Canon EOS R100 + 18-45mm lens|$599.99|$489
SAVE $110 at Walmart
Canon's most entry-level mirrorless camera is also its smallest and lightest – but it's still quite a beast! Its 24.1MP APS-C can shoot 6.5fps bursts and 4K 24p video, and it comes with a versatile 18-45mm lens (a 28.8-72mm equivalent in full frame terms).  

Canon EOS Rebel T100 + EF-S 18-55mm III |was $380| now $333.99
SAVE $45 at Walmart

Canon EOS Rebel T100 + EF-S 18-55mm III | was $380 | now $333.99
SAVE $45 at Walmart This is one of the cheapest DSLR deals we've seen for ages – and a great budget buy for someone starting photography at college or as a hobby. Be aware that this lens is the non-image-stabilized version of the 18-55mm (a full frame equivalent 28.8-88mm).

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.