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With the only real difference over the Rebel T6 / 1300D being the upgrade of the sensor from 18MP to 24.1MP, the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D is a hard camera to get excited about.
It's pitted directly against our current favorite entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3500, and doesn't offer anything to recommend it over that camera.
Rather than designing the camera to a series of budgetary requirements, Canon could have leapfrogged Nikon by adding a few extra features to the Rebel T7 / 2000D. By simply offering an improved and up-to-date AF system (including Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF) and touchscreen control, along with a beginner-friendly graphical interface, Canon could have made the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D a much more appealing entry-level DSLR.
The Nikon D3500 is the best entry-level DSLR you can buy right now – it's not perfect, but what it does do it does very well. Offering a beautifully compact body, a solid AF system, huge battery life and very good image quality, the D3500 is also incredibly easy to handle for the first-time DSLR user.
Read our in-depth Nikon D3500 review
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D
Canon's other entry-level DSLR is the EOS Rebel SL3 (known as the EOS 250D outside the US). It gets the newer 24.2MP sensor, and better Live View focusing thanks to Canon's brilliant Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, while there's a vari-angle touchscreen as well.
Read our in-depth Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D review
Canon EOS 4000D
This is Canon's ultra-budget entry-level DSLR and it has to be said, it's pretty basic with a 18MP sensor. Our advice is - save up and get the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D if you want a Canon DSLR on the cheap - there's not much to recommend this camera.
Read our in-depth Canon EOS 4000D review
Sony Alpha A6000
Sony's mirrorless camera is a bit of a bargain. It's been superseded by both the Alpha A6300 and Alpha A6500, which has meant the price has come down considerably, and it's a great buy for those looking for a feature-packed mirrorless camera at a very attractive price.
Read our in-depth Sony Alpha A6000 review
Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.