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Amazon Black Friday Countdown Sale has officially begun (and here's what to buy)

Amazon Black Friday Countdown Sale has officially begun (and here's what to buy)
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Black Friday is less than two weeks away, and already the deals are starting to pour in. The Amazon Black Friday Countdown Sale has officially begun, and there are plenty of juicy discounts to sink your teeth into. 

With so many dedicated camera retailers around, it wouldn't be surprising if you didn't automatically think of Amazon when looking for great camera deals. However, Amazon have produced some of the best camera, lens and photo accessory deals this year - and we're only expecting them to get even better in the official countdown to the beginning of the official Amazon Black Friday camera deals

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A lot of the deals available in the Amazon Black Friday Countdown Sale are Lightning Deals, which is where the product will only be discounted for either a set amount of time or until all the products are sold. You can pick up some amazing discounts with Lightning Deals, but you either have to keep a keen eye for the product you want or just be very lucky. 

However, the Amazon Black Friday Countdown Sale also has a variety of products that have received a normal discount - and some of them are pretty exciting. We've listed some of the best we've seen below…

Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm lens: Save £170
The Nikon D3500 is currently available with the AF-P DX 18-55mm VR kit lens for just £329 down from its RRP of £499. With a 24.2MP sensor and capability of shooting Full HD 60p movies, this is a great starter camera. (UK only)View Deal

Actitop 4K Camcorder: 15% off
Buying a camera capable of 4K can be quite a costly affair, but this  camcorder delivers 4K at an affordable price. While we can't speak to the quality, with four and a half stars on Amazon, this might be a good budget 4K option. (UK only) View Deal

Victure 4K Action Camera: Save 32%
Action cameras are another product than can easily cost hundreds of pounds. However, the Victure 4K action camera is available for only £33.99! Again, we can't speak to the quality, but this is another product with four and a half stars. (UK only)View Deal

Replacement Nikon battery + dual charger: Save 31%
Need a replacement Nikon battery? You can buy one from ESDDI and receive a dual LCD battery charger with it! This helpful charger allows you to charge both of your batteries simultaneously - a total time-saver! (UK only)View Deal

Speedlight for Sony: Save 20%
ESDDI are also offering a flash speedlight for Sony cameras for only £53.99. This would be a great affordable option to experiment with flash photography before upgrading to a more well-known brand later. (UK only) View Deal

Bluetooth Wireless Headphones: Save 60%
And last, but certainly not least, Amazon currently have these bluetooth wireless headphones for only £9.88. While headphones aren't our main area of expertise, this seemed like a pretty good deal to us. (UK only)View Deal

What you need to know about Black Friday 2019

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have always been a great time to pick up camera gear. This is when camera retailers bring out their best camera deals, often for a short time only and while stocks last. So what do we expect to see this year? Well, we think some of the best Black Friday camera deals in 2019 will come via the big-name brands. You may not get massive savings on the latest models – instead, the best deals are often on cameras, lenses and accessories that are a little older, or the previous model. So should you wait before you buy? Not necessarily! Makers and retailers bring out promotions and deals all year round, and you can be sure we'll bring you the latest just as soon as they appear!

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