If you want to take better photos, the first thing you should do is put in the research, or even take a photography class, to learn things like the rule of thirds and the interaction between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Once you have a firm grip on the basics, you'll be ready for a more capable camera than what is found on your smartphone or that discounted point-in-shoot in Kmart's sale bin. In the right hands, a digital SLR (DSLR) can take outstanding photos, and you can grab one at a hefty discount today.
Over at Woot, the Amazon-owned flash sale site is offering Canon's EOS Rebel T6 DSLR with 18-55mm lens for $309.99. That is 44 percent off its $549 list price, and a good chunk below its recently discounted $399 sale price on Amazon.
Canon's EOS Rebel T6 is a solid entry-level DSLR for photographers who are looking to step up their game, and especially photo takers who are on a budget. Some of the more fleshed out models for professionals can run thousands of dollars.
What you get with the EOS Rebel T6 is an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor powered by a DIGIC 4+ image processor, with a 3x optical zoom. It also features a 3-inch LCD screen, 9-point autofocus, auto and manual modes, GPS support, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, and a 100-12800 ISO range. And for videos, it can record in Full HD 1080p (1920x1080).
For reference, I own the EOS Rebel T6i, which sports a few more bells and whistles, and use it professionally to take review photos. I've also taken it on vacation—there is just no comparing what you can capture with a DSLR like the EOS Rebel T6/T6i versus a smartphone camera.
If you've been waiting for a deal on a DSLR, head over to Woot arm yourself with a Canon.