Christmas is ahead and whether you're looking for a gift or a Christmas treat for yourself, we're here to help you find a top deal. For all the latest festive bargains, check out our round-up of the best tech deals from the Boxing Day sales. Or, continue on for camera deals.  

You can find discounts from camera specialists like Park Cameras and Jessops, which are offering £400 and £300 cashback deals on Sony cameras, respectively.

Meanwhile WEX and major high street retailers like John LewisCurrys PC World and Very are also joining in on winter cashback deals and discounts.

Below are some of our favourite camera deals on right now.

Best camera deals of December 2020 - Christmas & Winter deals

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

1. Argos: Budget Digital Cameras

From: Argos

Now: Under £150

You can find lots of budget digital cameras available for under £150 from Argos right now, many of which also come with a case. The Canon IXUS 185 (pictured) for instance is only £89.99, while the Kodak PixPro FZ53 is only £59.99. Deal!

2. Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera in Black with 16-50mm Lens

From: Jessops

Was: £999

Now: £899  (£100 off)

Save £100 on the Sony a6400 at Jesspos. Jessops has a whole range of discounts on some of the biggest camera brands around. Check out its Black Friday Event deals and clearance section as well.

3. Canon Powershot SX730 (20.3Mp)

From: Amazon

Was: £379.99

Now: £229.99  (£150 off)

Save a massive £150 on the Canon Powershot with 20.3Mp sensors and 40x optical zoom.

4. Park Camera £500 Sony cashback offer

From: Park Cameras

Now: Up to £520 off  (Free accessories & cashback deals)

You can get £500 cashback when you buy a selected Sony camera, like the Sony A7R III full frame mirrorless camera, bringing its price down to £1,899 from £2,399.

Park Cameras has some excellent discounts and deals across its range of products. All its Black Friday 2020 deals are here. Also see Park's handy list of its voucher codes.

5. Wex Camera Discounts and Accessory Bundles

From: Wex

Now: Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus & More  (Up to £500 trade in, up to £400 cashback)

Wex currently has a whole bunch of camera deals with hundreds to save in accessory bundles. You can see its offers on cameras, specifically here.

6. GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle

From: GoPro

Was: £329.99

Now: £279.98  (includes 1 year GoPro subscription + 32GB SD card)

This Hero8 bundle deal includes a free year of the GoPro subscription service which gets you unlimited cloud storage, total camera replacement, and up to 50% off purchases.

7. Canon EOS 2000D DSLR

From: Argos

Was: £469

Now: £369  (£100 off)

Argos has the cheapest price around right now for this model, beating Amazon by £30

8. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £74.99

Now: £56.99  (£18 off)

Save on this Instax Mini 9 camera from Amazon.

9. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom Compact Camera & Travel Kit

From: Currys PC World

Was: £349.99

Now: £199.99  (£150 off)

This bundle includes a carry bag and portable tripod – get £150 off from Currys PC World right now.

10. Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera (Bridge) with 4K Video and Wi-Fi

From: Amazon

Was: £309

Now: £269.99  (13% off)

This bridge camera records in 4K, and you also get a 1 year warranty.

11. Sony Digital Compact Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £90

Now: £73.95  (£16.05 off)

This digital compact camera from Sony has 20.1Mp sensors and records video at 720p. It has an RRP of £90.

Where to find great camera discounts now

You can usually find camera deals from the following places:

Where to get student discounts on cameras

If you're a student, you have the added opportunity of picking up a discount where others don't. Canon offers students up to 10% off via Unidays, which applies not only to cameras but also across a range of other products like camcorders and printers.  

GoPro offers a full 25% off all cameras and accessories. You'll have to verify via Unidays. While Very doesn't have student discounts, you can pick up vlogging cameras on offer from the retailer – see Very's vlogging camera selection here.

See our full guide to Unidays.

Don't forget that an Amazon Prime Student membership comes with a 6 month trial along with 50% off the standard rate once the trial ends. Here's how to sign up

Where to get camera discounts in the UK

If you're planning to buy from Amazon, we'd highly recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime now. The service includes access to Lightning deals 30 minutes early, and next day delivery, which is particularly useful during Black Friday.

Jessops already has hundreds of pounds off various brands like Sony, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and more. Head to Jessops now to see its camera offers.

Park Cameras also has an excellent offers section which also includes free gifts with certain deals, like viewfinders and cases. If you don't mind buying secondhand, also see its Used Clearance section for excellent savings, though we can't see any offers at the moment.

At Currys, you can find all sorts of cameras and bundles. It even has a dedicated section for vlogging camera kits. You can find bridge cameras for under £170. See Currys' full camera selection.

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 Christmas 2020