Bank holiday deals: all the best cheap camera deals in time for the summer

Bringing you the best cheap cameras for the Bank Holiday weekend

Bank Holidays are always a great time to grab some tech deals and with the weather finally showing signs of sunshine and the holiday season warming up, it's a great time to take a look at some cheap cameras to capture those magic moments.

You don't have to spend thousands to take a great picture and with the range of camera deals we've found today including highlights in the compact, bridge and DSLR categories, there's something for casual and enthusiast photographers alike.

Here are all the best camera deals we can find this Bank Holiday weekend...

May bank holiday cheap camera deals:

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1. Nikon Coolpix L340 - £107

If you pine for the classic chunky camera stylings of the larger SLR cameras but don't want to spend a lot, this is the camera for you. Nikon's Coolpix L340 has scored highly with customers and critics alike and we're big fans of the 20MP and 28x optical zoom. Amazon is about £15 cheaper than the competition with this deal.

View this deal at Amazon: Nikon Coolpix L340 £107

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2. Ricoh WG-30 - £149

This rugged 16 megapixel camera is ideal for those of you needing something tough enough to withstand a bit of punishment during your adventures in the great outdoors. Or maybe you're just a bit of a butterfingers, tired of dropping your camera - the wrist strap is there for a reason! The Ricoh WG-30's survival specs include being waterproof up to 12 meters, shockproof from falls up to 1.5 meters and freeze proof to -10 degrees Celsius. Additional bonus: it looks like it may turn into a Transformer at any second.

View this deal at eBay: Ricoh WG-30 (Red) - £149
View this deal at Park Cameras: Ricoh WG-30 (Black) - £149

Stock of the red version is fairly low, if the above link sells out, try these retailers: Park Cameras, eBay, John Lewis.

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3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 - £196

This 16.1 megapixel snapper is a fantastic introduction to the world of bridge cameras for a growing photography enthusiast. Despite the low price, the FZ72 boasts a 60x 20mm-equivalent wide angle focal length zoom. Manual control options allow for more creative freedom and HD video capture features add further excuses to make this your new all in one life capturing device. This John Lewis deal also comes with a two year guarantee.

View this deal at John Lewis: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 - £196

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4. Nikon Coolpix S9900 - £197

This 16 megapixel compact camera with a 30x zoom is particularly popular with holiday goers with an enthusiasm for taking cracking pictures of their adventures. Mobile phones are generally super poor at zooming in as you'll know too well as the zoom feature may as well be labelled the pixeliser. Most retailers are way past the £200 mark for this Nikon, so don't miss out.

View this deal at Expedite Electronics: Nikon S9900 - £197

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5. Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 - £360

There's a huge saving here as most retailers are selling this for £450-£500. The 16 megapixel DMC-G7 produces slick 4K photos and video, and has a range of aperture and shutter settings. The camera is listed at £365.99, but you can get it for £360 via the voucher code for entering your email address in the pop-up window.

View this deal at eGlobal Central: Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 - £360

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6. Canon EOS 700D Digital SLR + 2 lenses - £459

The value in this bundle is in the lenses. The Canon EOS 700D usually only comes with the 18-55mm IS STM Lens at this price, so getting a 75-300mm DC III Lens thrown in at no additional charge makes this the deal to beat. You'll also get a cleaning cloth thrown in for nothing. There's a two year guarantee too. The initial charge is £499, but you can get £40 cashback to bring the overall cost down to £459.

View this deal at Jessops: Canon EOS 700D Digital SLR + 2 lenses £459

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7. Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 Backpack - £29.99

If you've already acquired all the camera and lenses you need, you'll be wanting something safe and secure to carry them in - like this Lowepro Photo Traveler 150 Backpack. The bag can comfortably carry a compact DSLR or CSC kit with lens attached. Naturally there are lots of other quick access compartments and zipped pockets. Wex is at least £10 cheaper than rival sites with this bank holiday deal.

View this deal at Wex: Lowepro Backpack £29.99

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