Good camera bodies and lenses are rarely cheap, and you can easily exceed five figures outfitting an entire kit. That does not mean you can't find equipment at the other end of the spectrum, though it is going to be more of a lottery. If you need a good laugh, here is what $30 gets you on eBay.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this fun video puts a $30 camera and lens combo from eBay to the test. If you follow Frost's reviews, you will know that he has a very standardized and thorough process, and though it is quite cheap, this camera does not get a pass, having to endure those same tests. Funny as this review is, it is worth noting that it should not dissuade you from finding affordable equipment. Though a lot of camera equipment is rather pricey, you can absolutely find affordable gear out there. In particular, now that the majority of manufacturers have moved solely into mirrorless bodies and lenses, the used market is starting to flood with DSLRs and associated lenses, many of which still house modern design and capabilities, and there are a lot of great deals to be had. Check out the video above for Frost's thoughts on the combo.