With so many types of cameras out there, choosing the right device can seem like a daunting task. Then there's worrying about finding the right price. Whether you’re looking for a compact camera to capture holiday season snaps, or want to upgrade to something more professional, there are plenty of deals out there, and we've rounded up the best ones.

Here, you’ll find our pick of the best camera discounts available, along with our top tips on how to choose the right camera and find the best camera deals.

Best camera deals of October 2019

These are some of the best camera deals out there now across major UK retailers.

1. GoPro Trade Up

From: GoPro

Now: £100 off HERO8 Black  (with any old camera trade-ins)

Right now you can trade in any old camera for £100 off a new GoPro Hero8 Black. GoPro will safely recycle your old device.

2. Nikon D3500 with AF-P DX 18-55 Vibration Reduction Lens

From: eGlobal Central UK

Was: £344.99

Now: £277.99  (£42 off)

This deal from eGlobal Central saves you £42 on this camera and lens bundle.

3. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £69.99

Now: £55.45  (£14.54 off)

Save on this Instax Mini 9 camera from Amazon.

4. Canon EOS 2000D DSLR

From: SLR Hut

Was: £469.99

Now: £275  (£195 off)

SLR Hut's price is lower than Amazon's and Currys.

5. Sony Digital Compact Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £90

Now: £68  (£22 off)

This digital compact camera from Sony has 20.1Mp sensors and records video at 720p – now with £22 off.

6. Sony DSCRX100 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera

From: OnBuy

Was: £499

Now: £415  (£84 off)

Save £84 on this premium Sony digital compact camera with a Zeiss lens which has an RRP of £499 at Sony.

7. Kitvision Escape 4KW with Built-In Wi-Fi Action Camera

From: Very

Was: £149.99

Now: £59.99  (£90 off)

This camera includes a waterproof case that can go up to 30m underwater.

Where to find great camera discounts this month

You can usually 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.

Black Friday camera deals

Black Friday is set for 29 November this year, which means you should start seeing discounts on cameras very soon. 

In the past Black Friday deals were designated to a particular day, or week, but recent years have seen deals trickle in earlier in the month and distributed more evenly through November and into Cyber Monday.We will be keeping track of the best Black Friday camera deals right here so be sure to check back frequently.

Retailers like Currys have already launched Black Friday registration pages where you can sign up to hear about offers first. You can also see Amazon's Black Friday page here.

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.

We’ve picked out the very best from around the web and you can find them below.

Best camera deals of October 2019