When Amazon Prime Day comes calling, there's typically a plethora of offers on some of the best cameras and best lenses in the business. This year, however, the camera deals have been fairly slim on the ground, meaning there's not a heap left on this final 'extended' third day of offers.
Despite that, there are still a handful of discounts that could see you kitted out nicely and below are our picks of some of the best offers still live.
Note that you will still need to be a Prime member to take advantage of most of these. If you haven't tried the service yet, you can sign up now and get a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab), plus access to Amazon's video, music and reading subscription platforms as well. You can cancel any time.
Prime Day 2022 deals still available
Canon EOS R5 (body) |
AU$6,999 AU$5,030.10 (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,968.90)
The headline-making EOS R5 is an expensive beast but it justifies the cost in its performance. But there's no need to pay full price when you can go click-happy for less. This 28% discount isn't the best price we've seen, but it's a pretty decent deal from a third-party seller if you've been lusting after Canon's flagship full-framer.
Nikon Z6 II + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 kit |
AU$4,599 AU$3,679 (opens in new tab) (save AU$920)
If you don't need the high pixel count of the Z7 II listed above, then the Z6 II might just be what you're after. The lower-res sensor means Nikon can squeeze more speed out of it, giving you up to 14fps continuous shooting. Dual memory cards support XQD, CFexpress and SD formats, plus all the AF features from the more expensive camera is right here.
Nikon Z5 + Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 kit lens |
AU$3,399 AU$2,869 (opens in new tab) (save AU$742)
It might be an entry-level camera, but this little snapper has some very advanced specs. A 24MP full-frame sensor, large EVF, hybrid 273-point AF system, image stabilisation and dual card slots. With 15% off on the single-lens kit, this is a decent bargain to consider if you're after a great first camera.
Canon EOS R (body) |
AU$2,775 AU$2,260 (opens in new tab) (save AU$515)
Want to switch over to your first mirrorless or looking for a capable full-frame mirrorless snapper for stills? If you aren't keen on spending top dollar, then Canon's very first full-frame is good option. Easy-to-use interface, great image quality, light, compact and, despite disappointing video specs, a brilliant camera in its own right.
Nikon Z fc (body)|
AU$1,449 AU$1,236 (opens in new tab) (save AU$213)
During the two official days of Prime Day, Amazon had an excellent price on the Z fc single-lens kit. While that might have ended, there's still a small 15% discount on the body alone. So if you'd still like to pick this little retro beauty up, you could save a couple of hundred dollars.
Canon EOS M50 Mark II + EF-M 15-45mm lens |
AU$1,099 AU$899 (opens in new tab) (save AU$200)
With the launch of the EOS R7 and R10 APS-C bodies, Canon is likely going to sideline the M series. That said, support is still going be available, so if you're after a very capable and lightweight camera that lets you shoot vertical videos for social media, you really ought to give this 18% discount a gander.
Nikon Z50 twin lens kit |
AU$2,099 AU$1,700 (opens in new tab) (save AU$399)
One of the more advanced 'entry-level' APS-C format mirrorless cameras is actually one of the more expensive models. However, a small 18% discounts makes this a bit better priced for the category of camera.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV + 14-42mm kit |
AU$1,299 AU$1,025 (opens in new tab) (save AU$274)
The E-M10s have always been a great, affordable range of MFTs, but the latest fourth-gen model ups the ante with its new 20MP sensor and improved stabilisation. Even its monitor is better being a flip-down version. The body alone retails for about the one-grand mark in Australia, so to get a kit lens included for a touch more is a great bargain.
Panasonic Lumix G9 (body) |
AU$1,599 AU$1,299 (opens in new tab) (save AU$300)
The G9 sits alongside the GH5 in Panasonic's MFT arsenal, offering a pretty stellar stills camera. But this hybrid doesn't skimp on video skills either. A 20.3MP sensor without a optical low-pass filter, 6.5 stop built-in image stabilization and a whopping 80MP high-resolution mode for both Raw files and JPEGs rounds up its feature list. It had a 33% discount during Prime Day, so this isn't the best bargain, but if you missed out, there's still 19% off.
Nikon D780 (body) |
AU$3,499 AU$2,649.41 (opens in new tab) (save AU$950)
It was nice to see a single-lens kit get a pretty good discount during Prime Day, but while that offer is no longer available, the body-only price is pretty darn good at the moment. Sure, it's the age of the mirrorless, but DSLRs offer a lot of advantages and this 24.5MP full-framer is one of those very capable shooters. There's 7fps bursts, a 273-point AF system, dual card slots and 4K video capture, all for 24% off.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (body) |
AU$4,299 AU$3,089 (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,210)
Another third-party offer on Amazon and, again, one of the best prices on what is arguably still one of Canon's best DSLRs. We might be in the mirrorless age but if you still prefer an optical viewfinder, the performance of the 5D Mark IV full-framer can't be argued with. You can pick this up at retailers for around AU$3,300, making this a pretty decent offer.
DJI Action 2 dual-screen combo |
AU$799 AU$560 (opens in new tab) (save AU$239)
DJI completely revamped its action camera, giving it a modular design that allows you to opt for two screens. Featuring a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with a 155º field of view ƒ/2.8 lens, you get some seriously great image quality. The OLED screen is responsive and the main camera module is smaller than a GoPro. Fair warning: this one was down to just AU$419 yesterday, but if you missed that you can still score 30% off for this final day.
DJI Mini 2 |
AU$748 AU$618 (opens in new tab) (save AU$130)
If you'd like a small and light drone capable of 4K video capture, then grab the Mini 2 while it's got a discount. 13% off is not huge, but we don't typically see more than this on DJI products. 12MP stills, a 3-axis gimbal for smooth shots and up to 31 minutes in the air makes this a great alternative to the more expensive options.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo |
AU$242.99 AU$179 (opens in new tab) (save AU$63.99)
If you thought instant cameras were too 'cute' looking for grown-ups, think again. The Mini 90 Neo was designed for the more... well, mature user, and yet easy to use. There are a few user-selectable modes to help with creativity and a very tempting 22% discount makes it worth the while. Note this offer is only on the black colour option.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 |
AU$119 AU$87.95 (opens in new tab) (save AU$31.05)
Interestingly the Prime Day offer on this fun instant camera wasn't much, but it's a lot cheaper now. So if you'd like to pick up a simple-to-use Instax, there's 26% off right now. At this price, it would even make a lovely gift for someone who loves to capture memories.
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM |
AU$2,799 AU$2,239.99 (opens in new tab) (save AU$559.01)
There's no arguing that Sony makes some of the best optics for its FE mount cameras, and the G Masters series is top of the line. They're also equally expensive. So when you see a discount like this, it's best to give it some attention. 20% off the 135mm f/1.8 prime is a great option for a variety of situations, and the depth of field effects are gorgeous.
Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8S |
AU$999 AU$825 (opens in new tab) (save AU$174)
This nifty fifty is a darn good prime for Nikon's Z-series bodies. It's also reasonably compact and light, and the f/1.8 aperture offers some very bokehlicious depth of field effects. Perfect for portraits with AU$174 in savings to boot.
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (Canon EF mount) |
AU$607.49 AU$481.83 (opens in new tab) (save AU$125.66)
Anyone using a Canon EF-mount camera and in need of an ultra-wide prime, take a look at this Samyang option. It's already pretty affordable at full price, but a 20% discount makes it a very tempting prospect.
Samsung T7 portable SSD | from AU$99 (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$160)
Back up all your photos in Samsung's excellent T7 portable SSDs. Some storage flavours are discounted at the moment on Amazon, with the base 500GB T7 starting at AU$99 (down from AU$149), all the way up to the 2TB T7 Touch at AU$389 (down from AU$549). There's a variety of colours on offer too, as well as the option to have an integrated fingerprint scanner for security (i.e. T7 touch).
DJI Ronin-SC2 |
AU$699 AU$596 (opens in new tab) (save AU$103)
It's not a huge discount but DJI typically doesn't offer much more than this. So if you're in need of a professional-grade 3-axis gimbal for video shooting, this could be the answer. A 3kg payload, vertical capture capabilities and a built-in OLED screen are just some of its features. What we really like about it is how small it becomes when folded down for travel. Just note this ships from Amazon UK.
Joby GorillaPod 3K tripod |
AU$99.95 AU$68.85 (opens in new tab) (save AU$31.10)
When it comes to taking intriguing shots, you want a tripod that offers you a lot of flexibility. And who does it better than Joby? This GorillaPod can carry a load of up to 3kg, features a 360º panning bed. It's currently 31% off, a good price on something you can bend to your will.
Manfrotto Mini Pixi tripod |
AU$84.95 AU$31 (opens in new tab) (save AU$53.95)
A whopping 64% off makes this little tripod a great buy if you need some stability for tabletop shooting. You can even use it as grip when you're out and about. It'll hold any DSLR or mirrorless thanks to its universal 1/4-inch screw thread.
LowePro Tahoe BP 150 |
AU$159.95 AU$68 (opens in new tab) (save AU$104.19)
If your gear is a simple one – one body and a zoom lens – then this backpack can handle it with ease, while also storing the usual itty-bitties. Add your wallet, headphones and a few more odds and ends. But what's really got our attention is the 57% off that makes this camera backpack a brilliant bargain. While it was down to AU$56 yesterday, this price is absolutely still worth it.
LowePro Flipside Trek BP 250 AW backpack |
AU$269.95 AU$125.30 (opens in new tab) (save AU$144.65)
Got a lot of gear you need to carry around? The Flipside series has been designed to let you stow not only your cameras and lenses, but also pack a few personal belongings in the same backpack. And with 54% off the asking price, it's an absolute steal!
Amazon Prime Day 2022 date and time
We expected Prime Day 2022 to kick off on Monday, July 11. We weren't too far off the mark – Amazon has announced that its big sale will begin at 12am AEST on Tuesday, July 12.
That means the local deals – i.e. those shipped and sold by Amazon AU or Australian third parties – will be available until 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday, July 13. But hold on, there's more... international offers – i.e. those being sold by Amazon UK and Amazon US – will be available until 5pm AEST on Thursday, July 14.
There you have it, a total of 65 hours to shop till you drop!
However, not all of the deals go live at the same time, with some only going live a few hours before Prime Day ends. In fact, we often find that the best deals can sell out within a matter of minutes – especially when you get a particularly good Amazon Lightning deal. This means that if you spy a good deal, it's definitely worth picking it up as soon as possible before it sells out.
How to make the most of Amazon Prime Day
If you're not an Amazon Prime member, you might be disappointed to learn that you won't be able to access the Prime Day event. However, you don't need to shell out for a monthly membership in order to make the most of the sales festivities.
Instead, why not sign up for a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab) in order to take advantage of the discounts – and then simply cancel the membership when Prime Day is over. If you sign up now, you'll be well within the cancellation period once Prime Day has finished.
Amazon Prime membership | 30-day free trial (opens in new tab)
An Amazon Prime membership is vital if you want to take part in Amazon Prime Day – but you can take advantage of the 30-day free trial to get around paying any extra fees! Just make sure to cancel before the trial period ends.