Whether you’re looking for a compact camera for capturing your holiday snaps, or you want to upgrade to something more professional, there are plenty of deals out there to suit you. With Black Friday approaching, those deals are set to ramp up for the biggest shopping day of the year.
Here, you’ll find our pick of the best camera deals available right now, and our top tips on how to get the best camera deals this Black Friday.
Black Friday falls on 24 November this year, but Amazon has already kicked things off early, and we expect other retailers to follow suit.
We'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime in order to get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members. You'll get free next day delivery with Prime too.
Best camera deals right now
Netgear Arlo Smart HD Security Cameras with Night Vision
Now: £359.99 (£50 off)
What type of camera is best for you?
Buying a camera isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are lots of different types of camera, and even within each type there can be huge differences in quality between them.
Compact cameras are the place to start if you’re looking for a bump in quality compared with your smartphone’s camera offerings at a low price. They’re small and easy to use, and sometimes referred to as ‘point-and-shoot’. Keep an eye out for compact cameras that include WiFi, which makes transferring photos from your camera to your phone, tablet or computer much quicker and is a nice bonus if there’s a good enough deal.
Bridge cameras offer slightly better quality photos and a better zoom than a compact camera, and are generally still easy to use, but they are usually a lot bigger. You still can’t change the lens on a bridge camera, but could be worth considering if you’re new to photography but want to capture great photos on a special holiday like a safari when the subjects of your photos will be far away.
A compact system camera, or CSC, offers more control over your photos and the ability to swap lenses, but are more portable than a DSLR. The downside is that they tend to be quite pricey.
And then there’s the DSLR itself, which tends to be the camera of choice for serious photographers and professionals. You’ll get full manual control over your photos, the ability to change lenses and other customisation such as a mount for a flash and more.
A DSLR can be heavy, though, and they can take a lot of practice to master, but if you’re considering taking up photography as a serious hobby or career, a DSLR is the camera for you.
Finally, you might want to consider an instant camera. Far from being retro throwbacks, there's now a whole range of instant cameras and print formats, including from top brands like Leica and Lomography. Check out our guide to the best instant cameras to find out what to look for.
Where to find Black Friday camera deals
On Black Friday, and even before then, you’re likely to find camera deals from the following places:
If you're planning to buy from Amazon, we'd highly recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime now. Then, you'll get access to Lightning deals 30 minutes early, and you'll get next day delivery too.
We’ve picked out the very best from around the web and you can find them below.
Best camera Black Friday deals 2017
1. Sony Digital Compact Camera
Now: £269 (£61 off)
An advanced compact camera with WiFi and a tiltable LCD screen.
2. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Now: £59.99 (£10 off)
Save £10 on this instant camera from Fujifilm, which uses Instax Mini format film.
3. Nikon D750 DSLR Body Only
Now: £1,499.99 (£300 off)
This high-end DSLR from Nikon is available with £300 off at Amazon. It offers a 3.2in tilt-screen LCD and also includes WiFi. You'll need to buy lenses separately for this one, though.
4. Canon IXUS 185 Digital Camera
Now: £88 (27% off)
Amazon is offering this Canon compact camera with more than £30 off.
5. Canon EOS 200D DSLR Camera - Body Only
From: Currys PC World
Now: £459 (£50 off)
Canon's EOS 200D DSLR camera is available with £50 off at Currys, but you'll need to make sure you claim the £50 cashback to get this deal. Find out more here.
6. Netgear Arlo Smart HD Security Cameras with Night Vision
Now: £359.99 (£50 off)
Keep your home safe (and smart) with this three camera security set, complete with night vision mode.
7. Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera
Now: £374 (£75 off when you use the code NIKONDISCOUNT at checkout)
Use the code NIKONDISCOUNT at checkout to get this Nikon D3400 Digital SLR with an 18-55mm lens for £374. Available in red or black.