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The best cheap camera sales and deals for April 2021

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The klaxon has sounded, and the Cyber Monday camera deals are over – or are they? While many of the time-limited deals have expired, there are still quite a few photographic bargains that have lived on and are waiting to be snapped up.

How long they'll remain on sale isn't quite clear, but if you missed out the first time around, we've rounded up the finest post-Cyber Monday camera deals still going.  

While some great discounts, including Amazon's Lightning Deal on the Sony A6500, have naturally gone, there are quite a few genuine bargains left, including B&H Photo Video's two-lens Nikon D3500 bundle for just $396.95 and the Sony RX100 IV for £439 at Amazon UK.

We'll continue to update this page as stock runs dry, but right now here are the best remaining Cyber Monday camera deals that are still out there...

Top Cyber Monday camera deals right now

The best camera deals and prices

Cyber Monday mirrorless camera deals

US deals

Nikon Z6: $1,996.95 $1,696.95 at B&H Photo Video
This is an excellent discount on our current favorite camera in the world. The bundle includes an FTZ adaptor, which lets you use your existing F-mount lenses with the Z6, plus a 32GB Sony XQD card and a water-repellant Ruggard Hunter 25 Holster Bag.
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Canon EOS RP: $2,199.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
An incredible price for a full-frame camera, the EOS RP is a fine stills performer and one of our favorite mirrorless snappers. This bundle comes with a free EF-EOS R adaptor to let you use your existing Canon glass, plus the excellent RF 24-240-mm F4-6.3 lens.
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Sony A6000: $649.99 $398 at Walmart
A fantastic body-only price for one of the most popular mirrorless cameras of recent years, the Sony A6000 combines great image quality from its 24.3MP APS-C sensor with an OLED EVF and tilting touchscreen. It's ideal for both travel photography and a budget vlogging setup.View Deal

UK deals

Cyber Monday has finished in the UK, which means these deal could disappear very, very soon.

Sony A7 II: £1,199 £899 at John Lewis
A great opportunity to pick up the full-frame Sony A7 II for its lowest price yet. The A7 II combines a 24.3MP full-frame sensor with in-body image stabilization and an OLED electronic viewfinder. John Lewis also includes a two-year warranty. 
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Canon EOS M100: £399.99 £349.99 at Argos
A great deal on this beginner-friendly mirrorless camera with two lenses: a 15-45mm wide-angle zoom and prime 22mm lens. The M100 has speedy autofocus and very good image quality.
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(ENDED) Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses: £629.99 £399 at Amazon
A superb deal on this beginner-friendly mirrorless camera with two lenses. The E-M10 Mark II combines a travel-friendly form factor with in-body image stabilization and an excellent EVF.

(ENDED) Olympus E-PL9: £579.99 £349.99 at Amazon
Get an impressive 23% off this stylish, entry-level mirrorless camera with a 14-42mm pancake lens. The E-PL9 is compatible with a huge range of Micro Four Thirds lenses, and its screen flips down for vlogging and selfie duty.

Cyber Monday DSLR deals

US deals

Nikon D3500 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses, plus accessories kit: $846.95 $396.95 at Amazon
This is hands-down the biggest DSLR bargain of Cyber Monday. Get our favorite DSLR for beginners with two lenses, plus a 32GB SD card and Luminar editing software for less than half price. This bundle has everything a beginner needs to get started in creative photography.
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Nikon D5600: $799.99 $599.99 at Best Buy
This step-up DSLR has never been cheaper thanks to this excellent bundle, which includes an 18-55mm kit lens and 70-300mm zoom to help all focal lengths. The D5600 has a 24.2MP sensor, produces detailed images and has a handy articulating touchscreen too.
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Canon EOS Rebel T7: $649 $499 at B&H Photo Video
Hurry and catch this excellent, time-limited deal on this Canon EOS Rebel T7, an entry-level DSLR that's an ideal way to learn your photographic craft. It comes with an 18-55mm kit lens and 75-300m zoom, making it versatile enough for most shooting situations.
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Nikon D610 with 50mm f/1.8 lens: $1996.95 $896.95 at B&H Photo Video
A staggeringly good deal on this full-frame DSLR, which originally cost $2,000, plus an excellent 50mm f/1.8 lens, Wi-Fi adaptor and battery grip to help extend your shooting time. If you've been dreaming of going full frame, you won't find a better deal than this.View Deal

UK deals

Nikon D7500: £1,099 £759.99 at Amazon
This high-end DSLR once cost considerably more, but it remains an excellent performer despite its age. Like a mini version of the flagship D500, the D7500 boasts 8fps burst shooting and 4K video. If you prefer DSLRs to mirrorless, you'll struggle to find better value than this during Black Friday.View Deal

Cyber Monday camera lens deals

UK deals

Sony E-mount APS-C 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens: £199 £159 at Amazon
An excellent value telephoto zoom lens for Sony APS-C cameras (including the Sony A6500), this gives you an equivalent focal range of 82.5mm to 215mm, so offers great flexibility for travelling or general shooting. Ends midnight December 2.
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(ENDED) Sony SEL28F20 E-mount 28mm f/2.0 Lens: £349 £259 at Amazon
Enjoy a massive £90 off this official Sony E-mount 28mm lens. Ideal for capturing beautiful landscape shots it offers a fast F2.0 maximum aperture. Update your lens collection this Cyber Monday!

(ENDED) Sony E-mount APS-C 35mm f/1.8 lens: £328.29 £259 at Amazon
This lightweight prime lens for Sony APS-C cameras like the A6500 is ideal for portraits and street photography thanks to its bright maximum aperture. It's 21% off for today only. Ends midnight December 2.

(ENDED) Sony SEL1018 E -mount 10-18mm f/4.0 Wide Angle Zoom Lens: £629 £499 at Amazon
Add photographic flexibility to your kit with an official Sony E-mount zoom lens, enabling you to capture everything from rolling landscapes to stunning interiors with just one lens. With £130 off this Cyber Monday how could you turn this offer down, it's a snap!

Cyber Monday compact camera deals

US deals

Fujifilm XP140: $229.95 $159.95 at BH Photo Video
If you need a rugged, waterproof camera for the holidays or to hand to the kids, then it's hard to find better value than this Fujifilm XP140 deal. Waterproof to 25m, the 16.4MP XP140 is also dust- and shock-proof and can shoot 4K video.
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UK deals

Sony RX100 IV: £1,000 £439 at Amazon
For today only, you can get 20% off the superb Sony RX100 IV compact camera. An excellent all-rounder, it combines a one-inch sensor, pop-up electronic viewfinder, and 24-70mm zoom lens. This equals the record for its lowest ever price, making it a great buy. Ends midnight December 2.View Deal

Sony RX10 II Digital Compact Bridge Camera: £949.29 £669 at Amazon
Discounted by £280 this is an ideal time to snap up this state-of-the-art bridge camera. Combine its 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 24-200mm zoom lens, 4K video capture with 40x slow motion and this is one impressive photography package at a bargain price. Want to know more? Read our in-depth review.
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Cyber Monday action camera deals

US deals

GoPro Hero 7 Silver: $299.99 $198.95 at Walmart
If you can't quite stretch to the Hero 7 Black, then this is a fine alternative and offers fantastic value in this Walmart deal. Unlike the Hero 7 White, it can shoot 4K video (rather than being limited to 1080p), and also offers 10m waterproofing and voice control.

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DJI Osmo Action: $349 $279 at Walmart
DJI's action camera matches its GoPro Hero rivals for features and performance, but with this discount it's even better value. It shoots 4K at 60fps, has excellent image stabilization and includes a handy front screen that's great for vlogging or travel videos.View Deal

UK deals

GoPro Hero 7 White: £149.99 £129.99 at Argos
The Hero 7 White was already extremely affordable for a GoPro with a touchscreen, and Argos has knocked a further £20 off for good measure. It's a great entry-level action camera, able to record 1080p at 60fps, and it's built like a tank. Provided you don't need 4K, it's a real winner.
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GoPro Hero 6 Black: £399 £250 at Amazon
An excellent deal on GoPro's flagship action camera from 2017, the Hero 6 Black is similar to the Hero 7 Silver, including the ability to shoot 4K video at 60fps. But unlike that model it also has a removable battery (handy for swapping in fresh ones when you're out shooting) and the manual Protune controls, for those who like to make fine adjustments to their shooting settings.
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DJI Osmo Action: £329 £229 at Amazon
The Osmo Action is getting a seriously tempting discount in the UK, with Amazon now offering 30% off its usual price. This is a fantastic deal on an action camera that more than matches GoPro's flagships, with 4K shooting at 60fps, a useful front display and impressive video stabilisation.View Deal

DJI Osmo Pocket: £329 £259 at Amazon
The Osmo Pocket is a fantastic buy at this lowest-ever price. A tiny, gimbal-stabilized 4K camera, its companion app lets you pull off pro camera moves like tilts and pans. It's unlikely to stay at this price for too long, so pick one up now while stocks last.View Deal

(ENDED) GoPro Hero 7 Black: £379 £270 at Jessops
The lowest Black Friday price we've seen for GoPro's 2018 flagship, the Hero 7 Black. While it's since been succeeded by the Hero 8 Black, that model isn't a huge upgrade, making this the GoPro sweet spot for most people. The Hero 7 Black shoots 4K video at 60fps, includes excellent HyperSmooth stabilisation, and is compatible with GoPro's new streamlined app for easy editing.

(ENDED) GoPro Hero 7 Silver: £279.99 £169 at Amazon
Get an impressive 38% off the now entry-level model in GoPro's action camera lineup, which only came out in 2018. The Hero 7 Silver shoots 4K video at 30fps and is waterproof down to 10m without the need for a case.

(ENDED) Sony FDR-X3000R Ultra HD 4K Action Cam: £429.61 £289 at Amazon
Never miss a moment of the action with the tiny Sony 4K action cam. Delivers up to 50 minutes of 4K recording, down to 60m underwater. Includes finger holder, remote view screen and a Cyber Money £140 discount!

Cyber Monday instant camera deals

UK deals

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9: £69.99 £54.99 at Amazon
Get an impressive 23% off the price of one our favourite instant cameras, the Instax Mini 9. This charming Cobalt Blue version (it's also available in other hues including Smoky White, Flamingo Pink and Ice Blue) uses Instax Mini film to produce fantastic little souvenir snaps from parties or holidays. 

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How to find the best Cyber Monday camera deals in 2019

While Black Friday is traditionally a great time to get a camera bargain, it's important to have a battleplan rather than be led purely by the discount. This is particularly crucial for interchangeable lens cameras, like mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, because in those cases you're buying into a system that might last you for years (or even a lifetime).

So how do you decide? The main differentiator between interchangeable lens cameras is their sensor size. Pro-friendly cameras like full-frame and Medium Format models tend to have larger sensors, but that doesn't mean they're necessarily better. All cameras are a compromise. What you need to decide is which compromise best suits the kind of shooting you do the most.

For example, Micro Four Thirds cameras have smaller sensors than APS-C or full-frame models, which means they can't capture as much light and are traditionally weaker in darker conditions. But the flip-side is that the cameras are much smaller, cheaper and more travel-friendly, and are also able to have fast burst rates for capturing action or sports. The smaller sensor also means some are able to include in-body image stabilization, which helps compensate in low light situations.

Generally speaking, the best interchangeable lens cameras for beginners or enthusiasts are Micro Four Thirds models, like the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, or APS-C bodies like the Fujifilm X-T30. Both systems have the best range of lenses for their sensor size. Alternatively, if you prefer larger bodies, optical viewfinders and longer battery lives, then an entry-level DSLR like the Nikon D3500 or Canon EOS Rebel SL3/250D is a good choice.

Those models are all current, new ones, but you should also definitely consider previous generation cameras. These are the ones that will receive the biggest discounts, and often their specs and image quality will only be marginally inferior to today's latest models. The savings you make can then be put towards lenses, which usually end up being a bigger cost than the camera itself. 

The Cyber Monday camera deals we expect this year

You may have already used the advice above to narrow down your choice of camera, but if you're still undecided, we're here to recommend a few specific Black Friday camera deals that we're expecting to see this year.

Most of the below cameras are previous generation models that we think offer particularly good value and will likely see bigger discounts than current models. Whatever type of camera you're looking for, here are our ones to watch during Black Friday.

Beginner mirrorless cameras

If you're looking to step up from a smartphone or compact cameras, the three we'd keep a particular look out for during Black Friday are the Fujifilm X-T20, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Sony A6000. Fujifilm is running decent cashback offers on its cameras and lenses, and the X-T20 remains a fantastic learner camera. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II already has great discounts, while the Sony A6000 is due to get a $400 discount at Best Buy from November 28.

Beginner DSLR cameras

There are two to watch here: the Nikon D3500 and Canon Rebel SL2 / 200D. The former currently tops our best beginner DSLR cameras list and is likely to see some good offers with Nikon's kit lens. The Canon Rebel SL2 / 200D may have recently been replaced by the 250D, but that model isn't a huge step up and has meant its predecessor now offers excellent value. We expect to see it drop below the $500 / £500 mark with a kit lens.

Compact cameras

Sony's RX100 series, which have been among the best premium compact cameras around for years, traditionally receive big Black Friday discounts, The sweet spot right now is either the Sony RX100 III (if you don't mind a lack of 4K video) or the Sony RX100 IV, both of which have 1-inch sensors and 24-70mm lenses. Otherwise, keep an eye out for discounts on rugged, waterproof cameras – there's already a great discount in the UK on the excellent Olympus TG-6 (see above).

Action cameras

GoPro may have recently announced the Hero 8 Black, but the best place to look for value is likely to be its older models. The Hero 7 Black remains in its lineup, so we'd keep an eye out for discounts on the Hero 6 Black (which still offers good quality 4K video and stabilization, albeit without HyperSmooth) and the Hero 7 White. The latter has now been discontinued, but remains a good no frills, point-and-shoot action camera. If you're asking yourself 'Should I buy the GoPro Hero 7 White?', then head to our in-depth feature on that very topic. Finally, another action camera bargain to look out for is the DJI Osmo Action, which started at a lower price than the Hero 7 Black and is likely to be reduced even further during Black Friday.

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Compact digital cameras

Once known as point-and-shoot cameras, compact cameras have become so much more than simple snapshot machines. These days, you will find a bevy of features to give you reason to put down your phone and put one of these cameras in your pocket, where they are still designed to fit. Of course, you probably don't want to empty your pockets of cash in the process, so below we've rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite compact cameras.


Action cameras

Whether you're an avid extreme sports enthusiast or simply like taking photos while biking or scuba diving, an action camera is the way to go. These rugged, waterproofed cameras are designed to take on the go. Of course, you don't want to spend more than you have to for such features. Luckily, we've rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite action cameras below.

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Mirrorless cameras

As the name denotes, a mirrorless camera is without a reflex mirror to project light to the optical viewfinder. As such, mirrorless cameras are often much more compact than their DSLR counterparts, a real plus if you want to be able to take great pictures wherever you might be. Indeed, these cameras are a real step up from shooting on your phone and most point-and-shoots. Plus, there's the advantage of being able to change lenses when it's needed. We've rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite mirrorless cameras below so you can be sure to get a great price.

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Enthusiast DSLR cameras

If you've gotten serious about photography, then chances are you're going to want a serious camera. Classified as enthusiast or professional cameras, these are cameras with advanced technology and better lenses and sensors. As you might suspect, they don't come cheap. But, that doesn't mean you have to necessarily pay top dollar. Below, we've rounded up the best prices on some of the best cameras money can buy, so you can still get a deal.

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Beginner DSLR cameras

Whether you're are a burgeoning photographer or simply want to take better photographs without dropping a lot of cash, this category of beginner or entry level DSLR cameras is for you. You may very well still be surprised by how good your new camera's photos look compared to what you've been shooting on your phone. To help you with your selection, we've rounded up the best prices on some of our favorites below.

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360-degree cameras

The latest advancement in camera technology, 360-degree cameras allow you to take photographs that capture your view from every angle. This is usually done by utilizing two back-to-back fisheye lenses. Whether or not such panoramic photos are worth the extra money is up to you, but to find you get the best camera at the best price, we've rounded up a selection of deals on our favorites below.