Perhaps you're looking to replace your existing camera, or have decided to take up a photography course online and want a camera to practice. Plus, now that the lockdown is beginning to ease in the UK, you can finally take those (socially distanced!) photos outdoors. Whatever it is, we're here to help you find a great deal on a camera this summer.

Sony just launched a massive Summer Sale with discounts on its popular tech – which includes cameras. There are loads of UK retailers participating including camera specialist shops like Jessops, Park Cameras and WEX.

John LewisVery, Argos, Currys PC World are also participating, along with Amazon where you can get free next day delivery with a Prime membership.

Below are some of our favourite deals on at the moment.

Best camera deals of July 2020

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

1. Park Camera Voucher Codes

From: Park Cameras

Now: Free accessories & cashback deals

Park Cameras has some excellent discounts and deals across its range of products. It conveniently keeps a handy list of its voucher codes on this page.

2. Jessops Camera and Lens offers

From: Jessops

Now: Up to £500 off cameras  (Up to £1,200 off with cashback)

Jessops has a whole range of discounts on some of the biggest camera brands around. Check out its Clearance section as well.

3. Canon EOS 4000D DLSR with Lens

From: Amazon

Was: £329.99

Now: £299.99  (£30 off with free 32GB memory card)

Get a nifty discount on the Canon EOS 4000D DSLR with lens and memory card included. It's currently cheaper than Curry's where it's £499.

4. Wex Camera Discounts and Accessory Bundles

From: Wex

Now: Up to £444 off, cashback deals and vouchers  (across Canon, Sony, Fukifilm, Olympus & More)

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.

5. GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle

From: GoPro

Was: £429.99

Now: £329.99  (£100 off with free grip, head strap, battery and 32GB SD card)

Get £100 off this excellent bundle from GoPro. You can also trade in any old camera for £100 off a new GoPro Hero 8 Black. GoPro will safely recycle your old device.

6. Canon EOS 2000D DSLR

From: Amazon

Was: £469

Now: £361.90  (£107 off)

Amazon has one of the cheapest prices around right now for this model.

Where to find great camera discounts now

You can usually find camera deals from the following places:

Jessops currently 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 has an excellent offers section which also includes free gifts with certain deals, like viewfinders and cases. Some deals that last up until 31 July. If you don't mind buying secondhand, also see its Used Clearance section for excellent savings.

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 £200. See Currys' full camera selection.

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. But be sure to check how Covid-19 might affect delivery times before you order. Amazon is prioritizing essential items at the moment. The company is still delivering other items, but it might take longer than usual to reach you even with Prime.

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 July 2020