Nikon on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: the best cameras, lenses and deals to look out for

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We're just a few weeks away from Black Friday (23 November) and Cyber Monday (26 November), so if you’re on the fence about buying a new Nikon, it's a great time to look out for the best Black Friday camera deal you can find. You might also spot a cheeky Cyber Monday camera deal on a Nikon body or lens. 

But if you don’t know where to begin to make the most of the best opportunities in the retail calendar for bagging the best Nikon camera you can afford, we’ve got you covered.

You can always rely on picking up some great savings on Nikon gear at this time of year – as well as more average offers. Here we’re curating the very best Black Friday Nikon camera and lens deals, followed by the best Cyber Monday Nikon camera and lens deals. With this guide, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re making a good investment this November. 

So, what are we expecting to see this year in the way of Nikon Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera deals? When can we expect to see the biggest savings? And which Nikon models should you be keeping the keenest eye on? We’ve got everything you need to know right here…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nikon camera deals: what we expect to see

Knowing which cameras will see the best Nikon Black Friday deals is tricky, but we can pick up some clues from Nikon itself. In the US, Nikon has a number of great deals on a number of DSLR and bridge camera models, making it a great time to pick up a new camera for somebody just starting out – perhaps as a Christmas present. Nikon USA will be adding more Black Friday deals in due course.

Some of the best US deals already online include:

D3400 Triple Lens Parent’s Camera Kit: $749.95 (was $1,049.95)
D5600 18-55mm VR Lens Kit: $699.99 (was $799.95)
D5600 18-140mm VR Lens Kit: $946.95 (was $1,199.95)
D7500 18-140mm VR Lens Kit: $1,546.95 (was $1,749.95)
D7500 16-80m VR Lens Kit: $1,746.95 (was $2,319.95)
D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit: $1,776.95 (was $1,999.95)
D810 24-120mm VR Lens Kit: $3,296.95 (was $4,099.95)

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Nikon UK website isn’t listing any deals as of yet, while its recent cashback offer ended in the summer. However, if you look at several retailers, a number of key products are being offered at discounted prices – giving us a good indication of what might be slashed even further next month.

Nikon UK DSLR deals

Nikon D850: £3,296.95 (RRP £3,599) – save £302.05 

Nikon’s D850 is one of the best cameras ever made, and is still the obvious choice for professionals and advanced enthusiasts looking for something that “does it all”. Nikon may be keen to boost sales of the D850 after the recent launch of the mirrorless Z 7 which may be taking some of its sales. You can expect to save around £300 right now at retailers such as WEX Photo Video and Jessops, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the price was reduced even further soon.View Deal

Nikon D500: £1,699 (RRP £1,799) - save £100

Right now at Jessops, you can pick up a Nikon D500 with a saving of around £100 when compared to other retailers. The D500 is a fantastic APS-C camera, offering a range of different features which suit a huge number of different shooting situations. If you’re looking to upgrade from something further down Nikon’s line, it’s the perfect choice. Having been around for a little while, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some more deals in November.View Deal

Nikon D500 with 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR Lens: £2,549 (RRP £2,789) - save £240

If you need a lens to go with the D500, it makes sense to buy them together as a kit. The 16-80mm is so much more than a bog-standard “kit” lens, with its wide maximum aperture and its compact and lightweight size and shape.View Deal

Nikon D7500: £1,099 (RRP £1,299.00) - save £200

Another great all-rounder that makes sense for anybody upgrading from an entry-level body, but doesn’t have a super high budget. You can pick up the D7500 for just a smidge over £1000 now, a saving of around £200 - a decent chunk of change which you could put towards another lens, or pocket the difference.View Deal

Our predictions? We think there’s a good chance that we’ll see Nikon Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera deals on: Nikon’s older entry-level models, such as the Nikon D3400 or Nikon D5600, as well as possibly some deals on the bridge camera Nikon P900, now that the P1000 is out. 

As soon as we start seeing Black Friday deals on Nikon cameras appearing, we’ll post the best ones here.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nikon lenses and accessories: what we expect to see

We can use similar tactics to try and guess which lenses we might be able to to pick up cheaply with Nikon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Although lens deals are harder to find, there’s currently the following offer at Nikon USA

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nikon deals: when will they go live?

Right now, both Nikon USA and Nikon UK are keeping pretty quiet about exactly when their Black Friday deals will go live, but last year official deals were released on Sunday 19th November, a few days ahead of the main event. 

You can expect some of the bigger retailers, such as Amazon, to start drip-feeding their own Black Friday Nikon camera deals a little earlier – in 2017 they started to appear from mid-November. We expect the same to happen this year. 

Photography-specific retailers, such as Wex Photo Video and Jessops are also worthy of keeping an eye on as you may see some deals appearing in such places, too. If 2018 plays out the same way as last year, we should expect Nikon to release its official Black Friday deals from Sunday 18th November, and potentially Amazon and other retailers from Friday 16th November.

When it comes to the best Cyber Monday Nikon camera and lens deals, you can expect to see a lot of them appear from midnight on the day itself. Amazon is very likely to launch Lightning deals throughout the Cyber Monday 24-hour period.

Where to find the best Black Friday Nikon camera and lens deals in 2018

The other big question is on everyone’s lips is where, exactly, you’ll find the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Nikon camera and lens deals this year.

Aside from this page, the best-value deals tend to appear on Amazon, eBay, NewEgg and via Nikon itself. Other photographic retailers, such as Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Jessops, London Camera Exchange and more are also worthy of a look, too. We’ll be scouring the web to bring you the very best Nikon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here though, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back in throughout November.

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