Now entry level shooters who want access to the incredible range of Canon lenses (and Canon shooters looking for a "B" camera) have two low cost options - the $245 Canon EOS M mirrorless with a $60 EF to EF-M Adapter, or the world's smallest and lightest DSLR - the Canon SL1, on sale for $449 right now at Amazon, Adorama and Newegg via eBay.
For filmmakers on a budget, it is hard to argue with a price tag between $300 and $450 for a camera body that can give you results like these (from the talented Chad Soriano):
Either of these cameras would make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas!
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