The best Black Friday camera deals 2018

The best Black Friday camera deals 2018

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With Black Friday 2018 just a few days away now, we're seeing some fantastic Black Friday deals on cameras, lenses and photography equipment dropping at the moment.

We’re curating the very best Black Friday camera deals right here. So whether you’re after a DLSR, mirrorless or compact camera; a Black Friday camera phone deal; memory cards, monitors or more; bookmark this page and check back regularly between now and 23 November (that’s the big day) to see the biggest Black Friday photography deals, first.

The big question is: should you buy now – or will there be better camera deals on Black Friday itself? We can’t guarantee exactly when the top-tier offers will appear: traditionally these have dropped on the day, but with more retailers than ever launching their Black Friday camera deals early this year, it's harder to predict exactly how the extended sales period will play out.

What is clear is that retailers are looking to move away from short, sharp bursts of sales, which deplete stock levels and take down servers. That means more time for consumers to consider offers – and that's where we can help. We look at cameras day in, day out. We'll tell you which discounts are genuinely good – and which are best avoided – so if you see a product you want, you can be sure you're spending your money wisely. 

Our very best advice for the Black Friday run-up is to set a budget for the camera or accessory you want. If you see a deal below that offers the right spec at the right price, we recommend going for it. Yes, the price might drop further – but that discount might also disappear for good. And missing out entirely is worse.

We'll be adding to this list as we find new bargains. You can either browse the discounts here at your leisure – you’ll find the best Black Friday camera deals in the US first; with the best UK Black Friday camera deals in 2018 below – or you can use the jump links above to navigate to the section you’re interested in.

Jump to Black Friday camera deals by US retailer: Adobe | Adorama | Amazon| B&H Photo | Canon | Costco deals | eBay | Focus Camera | GoPro | Jet | Kohl's |  Newegg | Olympus | Panasonic | Walmart Black Friday 

Jump to Black Friday camera deals by UK retailer: Amazon Black Friday | AO.com | Argos | ASOS | Carphone Warehouse | Currys | eBay | John Lewis | Mobiles.co.uk | Tesco | Wex Black Friday

Latest deals

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps: save 39%
Eligible countries: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil and Japan - £30.34/month (was $49.94/month) Adobe has slashed well over a third of the price of its All Apps annual plan of creative desktop and mobile apps – including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC and more – in this huge Black Friday deal. Hit the link above to see the full details of what’s included (spoiler: everything). Deal ends: 24 November 

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps: save 25%
Eligible countries: The Americas and Asia-Pacific region - $39.99/month (was $52.99/month) If you’re not eligible for the 40% discount above, you can still claim a sizeable 25% off Adobe’s All Apps annual plan. Get access to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC and all the rest – plus 100GB cloud storage and more – in this Black Friday deal. Deal ends: 24 November

Panasonic Lumix GX85 + 12-32mm + 45-150mm lens: $497 (was $999)
Save $502 - This is a huge Black Friday camera deal from Amazon on the Panasonic Lumix GX85, one of the best mirrorless cameras for shooting 4K video. This Amazon bundle throws in two free super compact lenses, too. View Deal

Nikon D750 with 24-120mm lens: $1,896.95 (was $3,096.95)
Save $1,200
- Brilliant bundle alert: pocket the fantastic full-frame Nikon D750, with an ultra versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens, for over $1,000 less than usual. You’ll also get a free battery pack, 64GB SanDisk memory card and shoulder bag thrown in by B&H. Ace. Deal ends: 11:59pm ET, 17 NovemberView Deal

Canon EOS Rebel T6: $264.56 (was $747.45)
Save $483.79
- The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (known as the EOS 1300D outside the US) might have been replaced by the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, but that means great you now get a lot of camera for very little money. This is a great option for beginners, and with this Amazon Black Friday camera deal it’s an absolute steal. Deal expires: unknown

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS: £199.99 (was £379)
Save £179.01 - This brilliant Black Friday camera deal from eglobal gives you a huge 47% discount on the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. The pocket-sized connected travel camera captures great images, and has a large 40x zoom. View Deal

Black Friday camera deals

US: Black Friday DSLR deals

Nikon D5600 + 18-55mm + 70-300mm lenses: $796.95 (was $1,146.95)
Save $350
- This is a great Black Friday deal on Nikon’s excellent 24.2MP entry-level D5600. It comes bundled with a standard zoom AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, telephoto zoom AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens – and you get a free shoulder bag and SanDisk memory card too. Deal ends: 11:59pm ET, 17 NovemberView Deal

Nikon D7500 DSLR + 16-80mm lens: $1,746.95 (was $2,316.95)
Save $570
- Not only can you grab the excellent enthusiast-level Nikon D7500, with its 20.9MP sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing engine, plus a 16-80mm lens for just $1,746.95, you’ll also get a free Ruggard Journey 34 DSLR Shoulder Bag and SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC memory card, in this deal from B&H.
Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Nikon D750 with 24-120mm lens: $1,896.95 (was $3,096.95)
Save $1,200
- Right now you can grab the fantastic full-frame Nikon D750, with a versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens, for over $1,000 less than usual. You’ll also get a free battery pack, 64GB SanDisk memory card and shoulder bag thrown in by B&H. Deal ends: 11:59pm ET, 17 NovemberView Deal

Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm + 70-300mm lenses: $596 (was $846)
Save $250 -This Black Friday camera deal gives you the Nikon D3500 – which we think is the best entry-level DSLR you can buy right now – plus two lenses, for just $596. Bargain. Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Nikon D3400 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses $546.96 (was $846.95)
Save $300
- B&H is selling Nikon’s excellent entry-level D3400 for just $299, with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses, for just $546.96 – that's a bargain. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Canon EOS 6D DSLR (body only) – $999 (was $1,699)
Save $700 - Right now, you can get a huge $700 off deal this entry-level DSLR camera from Amazon. It's five years old, but it's still an excellent choice for a first-time full-frame DSLR.  (Its successor, the EOS 6D Mark II, is a better choice if you have more cash, though.) Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Canon EOS Rebel T6: $264.57 (was $747.45)
Save $483.79
- The Canon EOS Rebel T6 (known as the EOS 1300D outside the US) has been replaced by the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D – and because of this, you can now get a lot of camera for very little money. The 18MP resolution might be lower than its replacement, but it's a good option for beginners, and with Amazon's Black Friday camera deal it’s a steal. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Canon EOS Rebel T6 with Wi-Fi + $135 Kohls Cash: $499.99 (was $749.99)
Save $250
- Alternatively, from 19th November, you’ll be able to grab the Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with Wi-Fi – plus an 18-55mm lens, 75-300mm lens and bag – from Kohls for $499.99. That’s more than the camera body costs at Walmart right now, but you get $135 of Kohl’s cash to spend in store, which effectively takes the price of this entry-level DSLR bundle down to $364.99. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

UK: Black Friday DSLR deals

Canon EOS 77D + 18-135mm IS USM lens: £909 (was £1,079)
Save £170
- The EOS 77D is a great camera, with first rate picture quality and all the features and controls needed to satisfy photography enthusiasts. It's a solid choice for anyone looking to upgrade from a beginner model or compact – and this Black Friday camera deal gives you a versatile 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens too. Save £170 now with this double cashback promotion.View Deal

Nikon D850: £3,249 (RRP £3,599)
Save £350 
Nikon’s D850 is one of the best cameras ever made. It remains the obvious choice for professionals and advanced enthusiasts looking for something that “does it all”. 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. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Nikon D7500: £1,099 (RRP £1,299.00)
Save £200 -
This great all-rounder makes sense for anybody on a tight budget who wants to upgrade from an entry-level body. You can pocket the D7500 for just over £1000 now, a saving of around £200 – giving you a healthy bit of change that you could put towards another lens. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Canon EOS 1300D + 18-55mm III lens: £294.99 (was £359.99)
Save £65 - If you're looking for your first DSLR, Canon’s entry-level EOS 1300D is a brilliant buy. Get it from Canon bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III zoom lens, and you’ll save £65. Deal ends: 26 November / while stocks lastView Deal

Canon EOS 77D: £944 (£1,079 before cashback)
Save £85 - This is a fantastic DSLR camera that can shoot great results, no matter what you are wanting to film. The camera has a 24.2-megapixel image sensor and the world’s fastest Live View AF system. View Deal

US: Black Friday mirrorless camera deals

Fujifilm X-T2: $917.59 (was $1,599)
Save $681.41 - Adorama is offering a $500 discount on the excellent Fujifilm X-T2 – but we’ve seen the mirrorless camera even cheaper at Walmart, where you can get almost $700 off the original price. Sure, it’s now been replaced by the X-T3 (which also has a small Walmart discount), but the X-T2 is still one of the finest CSCs around, and at this price it’s a bargain.  View Deal

Fujifilm X-T20 + XC 15-45mmF/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens: $799 (was $999)
Save $200 - Get most of the X-T2's features without the sky-high price tag, with this excellent Black Friday camera deal. Fujifilm's mid-range mirrorless camera isn't just a brilliant camera: at this price, it’s an absolute bargain too. (Prefer just the X-T2 body? You can get that for just $699 right now from Amazon, too.)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III – $499 (was $649) at Adorama Save $150 - You can pick up this entry-level mirrorless camera for just $649 from Adorama. That's a saving of $150, which is worth having. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Canon EOS M50 + EF-M15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens: $599 (was $899)
Save $300 - The EOS M50 packs a lot of tech into its compact body. Pocket Canon's micro-sized mirrorless camera, plus an expanding pancake lens, for a generous $200 cheaper than usual from Amazon with this great Black Friday camera deal. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Sony A6000 + 16-50mm lens + 55-210mm lens + accessory kit: $598 (was $1,000.25)
Save $402.25
- The Sony A6000 has been replaced by the Alpha A6300 and Alpha A6500, but it’s still a brilliant buy for anyone wanting a feature-packed mirrorless camera. You also get an E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS lens, memory card, spare rechargeable lithium-ion battery and shoulder bag thrown in. Bargain. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Panasonic Lumix GX85 + 12-32mm + 45-150mm lens: $497 (was $999)
Save $502 - This is a fantastic discount on the Panasonic Lumix GX85, one of the best mirrorless cameras for shooting 4K video. This Amazon bundle throws in two free super compact lenses, too. View Deal

UK: Black Friday mirrorless camera deals

Panasonic Lumix G80 + 12-60mm zoom lens: £549 (was £749)
Save £200 - This SLR-shape mirrorless camera offers a superb build quality and great performance, at an even more attractive price than usual with this sweet Black Friday camera deal/cashback promotion from Jessops. It comes bundled with a 12-60mm zoom lens, which is great for a range of subjects.View Deal

Canon EOS M50: £425.99 (was £489.99)
Save £64 - The EOS M50 packs a lot of tech into its compact body, including a 24.1 MP, APS-C sensor, 10 fps, and viewfinder. It also films in 4K. You can save 13% on Canon's intuitive mirrorless camera with this great Black Friday camera deal – this is the lowest price we've seen on an M50 so far... View Deal

Sony A7 Mark II: £1,140.40 after cashback (RRP £1,570)
Save £429.58 - Sony has three strands to its A7 line-up, the A7, the A7R and the A7S. The standard A7 range makes for a fantastic compromise between low-light shooting ability and high resolution: it's a great all-rounder. The Sony A7 II is a generation old now, but it’s still a great model if you don’t need the latest and greatest. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

US: Black Friday point-and-shoot deals

Sony RX100 V: $898 (was $998)
Save $100 - The Sony RX100 V is an incredibly versatile and powerful pocket camera. Sporting a 20MP sensor, 3.6x optical zoom lens and 4K video recording, this premium compact camera is more capable than most DLSRs – and with $100 off the price at Amazon, it's a steal right now.View Deal

UK: Black Friday point-and-shoot deals

Panasonic Lumix TZ200: £589 with cashback (was £689)
Save £100 - The Panasonic Lumix TZ200 packs a huge zoom lens and a big sensor into a small body. It's one of our favourite travel compact cameras right now, with a great 15x optical zoom, large 1.0-inch 20.1MP sensor and electronic viewfinder. This Wex cashback deal saves you a cool £100.View Deal

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: £749 (was £849)
Save £100 - Grab the  Panasonic Lumix LX100 II with its 17MP multi-aspect Micro Four Thirds sensor and fast 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8, for £100 less than usual from with this cashback offer from Wex. Perfect for enthusiast photographers.View Deal

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000: £679 (was £879)
Save £200 - Want a versatile all-in-one camera? The Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 bridge camera is your answer, with an impressive 20x optical zoom and large 1-inch 20.1MP sensor. This cashback promotion from Wex saves you a decent £200View Deal

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: £449.99 (was £529.99)
Save £80 - You get a load of power in your pocket with the feature-filled G7 X Mark II. If you buy it from the Canon store, you’ll get a decent £80 off at checkout, too. Deal ends: 26 November / while stocks lastView Deal

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS: £314.99 (£349.99 before cashback)
Save £35 - This is a fun camera. It comes with ultra-sharp 4K movie resolution and a nice and powerful 40x optical zoom, all squeezed in a pocket-sized travel zoom compact.View Deal

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS: £199.99 (was £379)
Save £179.01  - The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS captures great images - it's a pocket-sized connected travel camera that has a nice and big 40x zoom. This brilliant Black Friday camera deal from eglobal gives you a huge 47% discount right now.View Deal

Panasonic Lumix FT7: £299 (was £399)
Save £100 - This tough compact from Panasonic is waterproof to a depth of 31m. It's also shockproof from a height of 2m. There's a handy built-in viewfinder too. You can save £100 with this cashback promotion at John Lewis.View Deal

US: Black Friday action camera deals

GoPro Hero 7 Black and $25 Gift Card: $399.98 (was $424)
Save $24.02
- Buy the brand new GoPro Hero 7 Black 4K Action Camera from Walmart together with a $25 gift card, and you’ll save $24.02 on GoPro’s best action camera. If you want gorgeous 4K video footage with impressive new image stabilization and time-lapse technology, then this deal effectively gives you $25 towards a new GoPro accessory. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

GoPro HERO7 Silver: $229 (was $299)
Save $70 - This is a brilliant Black Friday camera deal on the new GoPro Hero7 Silver, which comes with a 10 megapixel camera that can capture 4K footage at up to 30fps. This model replaced the Hero5 Black in September 2018. With a $70 discount it’s great value for money. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

GoPro Hero 5 Black: $219 (was $399)
Save $180 - You can pocket the 2016 GoPro Hero5 Black – with video recording up to 4K, professional grade low-light performance and ultra-sharp image quality with reduced distortion – for almost half its original price in this Black Friday GoPro deal from Amazon. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

GoPro Fusion: $579 (was $679)
Save $100 - The GoPro Fusion is a 360-degree marvel that opens new possibilities for filmmaking. It captures a 5.2K resolution video, and through this B&H Black Friday camera deal you also get a free Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod with GoPro Mount. Bargain. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Mevo: $199 (was $299)
Save $100 - With the Livestream Mevo camera and its iOS app, you can create 4K video with a variety of shots using just one camera and your iPhone. Save a sweet 34% on the Mevo right now with this Amazon deal. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

UK:  Black Friday action camera deals

GoPro Hero7 Silver: £219 (was £279)
Save 22% - If you’re based in the UK, you can pocket the 10MP GoPro Hero7 Silver for a brilliant £219. That’s a sweet £60 Black Friday discount on a brand new action camera. Unbelievable. 

GoPro Hero6 Black: £342.99 (was £399)
Save £57 - This is a great UK Black Friday camera deal with Amazon cutting close to £70 off the cost of the still-excellent but now superseded Hero 6 Black, with 60fps 4K video recording.View Deal

GoPro HERO7 Black: £374.04 (was £379.99)
Save £5.95 - We're not expecting to see much in the way of Black Friday camera deals on the newest GoPro: the flagship Hero7 Black – so this Amazon deal may well be as good as it gets. The HERO7 is top of the class when it comes to action cameras, with new HyperSmooth electronic image stabilisation, live streaming capabilities and improved 4K video.  View Deal

US: Black Friday instant camera deals

Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s + 10-pack film: $56 (was $59)
Save $10
- This Fujifilm Instax camera is perfect for birthdays, weddings, and gatherings with family or friends. This Amazon deal knocks $10 off the price, and you get a bonus pack of film with 10 exposures included free. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

UK: Black Friday instant camera deals

Kodak Printomatic instant-print camera: £69.99 (was £89.99)
Save £20
- Great for weddings, parties, adults and kids alike, the retro-style Kodak Printomatic camera produces both digital and physical photos. It’s inexpensive to run and there’s a choice of colour. You can save £20 now with this Argos Black Friday deal. View Deal

Kodak Mini Shot instant-print camera: £84.99 (was £99.99)
Save £15
- This instant camera is also a printer: it’ll print photos taken with the camera – or your phone, if you connect it via Bluetooth. And you can pocket it now for £15 less than usual with this Argos Black Friday deal.View Deal

Lens deals

US: Black Friday lens deals

Sigma lenses: up to $150 off popular lenses
Save up to $150
- Sigma has launched a series of fantastic Black Friday lens deals. Right now you can get $50-$150 off Prime Art, Zoom Art and contemporary lenses like the 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art and a lot more. Deal ends: Thursday, 29 November 29thView Deal

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye: $199.95 (was $299.95)
Save $100
- Extend your vision to a super-wide 185-degree field of view with this Circular Fisheye lens, and save $100 in the process. Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for Canon: $799 (was $899)
Save $100
- You can save 11% on the Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM lens, a wide-angle prime that works with both full frame Canon EF-mounted cameras and APS-C models. Amazon has knocked a cool $90 off the price in the run up to Black Friday.View Deal

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM lens: $129 (was $199)
Save $70 - The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a tiny lens with superb optical performance. Designed to capture photos with nearly the same field of view as the human eye, it's not only a very fine lens – it’s now more affordable than ever, over on Amazon.View Deal

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f3.5-6.3G ED VR: $596 (was $696)
Save $100 - This versatile lens boasts a 27-450mm (35mm equivalent) focal range, so you can move from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths with just a twist. It’s essentially several lenses in one, and this B&H Photo Black Friday lens deal knocks a decent $100 off the price. View Deal

UK: Black Friday lens deals

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens: 1,749.99 (£2,049 before cashback)
Save £300 - Whether you want it for wildlife, sports or action, this is a brilliant lens that boasts a powerful telephoto zoom performance. It'll allow you to get close to your subject with the added bonus of not disturbing the scene. View Deal

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens: £189.99 (was £316.99)
Save £127
- You can get 41% off this versatile, all-purpose STM zoom for EF-S mount cameras from eglobal right now. That’s cheaper than Amazon.View Deal

Camera phone deals

US: Black Friday camera phone deals

UPCOMING: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: $599 (was $799) and $699 (was $899) with carrier activation
Save $200 - From 22 November, this Best Buy deal will get you $200 off the price of the new Google Pixel 3 (was $799) and Pixel 3 XL (was $899) handsets, if you sign up with Verizon. Deals starts: 22 November | Deal ends: 24 November 

Galaxy S9 64GB unlocked: $519 (was $719)
Save $200 - You'll soon be able to save a healthy $200 on Samsung's flagship smartphone from Samsung directly. If you have a qualifying older model to trade in, you'll also be able to get even more off... Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Galaxy S9 64GB dual SIM unlocked: $594 (was $719)
Save $125 - You can get the dual SIM version of the Samsung's flagship smartphone in Lilac Purple – other colours cost a little more – from Amazon right now with over $100 knocked off the regular price.View Deal

iPhone 8 Plus + $55 Airtime: $699 (was $799.99)
Save $100.99
- Not only is this a cheaper iPhone 8 Plus than you’ll find on Amazon right now, this Walmart bundle gives you $55 of Airtime free, when you purchase a 64GB iPhone 8 Plus with a Straight Talk $55 Airtime Card. Bargain. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

UK: Black Friday camera phone deals

Huawei P20 Pro + a free Nintendo Switch + 10GB of data: £53/month
This is easily one of the best deals on the fantastic P20 Pro right now – one of our favourite camera phones. EE is offering 10GB data, and a free Nintendo Switch. Bargain. Deal ends: 23 November

Huawei P20: £399 (was £599)
Save £200 - Carphone Warehouse has cut a huge £200 off the price of the fantastic Huawei P20. It sports dual rear cameras, a 5.84-inch screen and 128GB of storage. This is a great pre Black Friday camera phone deal.View Deal

iPhone 8 direct from iD | £49.99 upfront (was £69.99) | 500MB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £24.99pm
This iD Mobile deal balances a small upfront cost with a decent monthly cost, resulting in one of the cheapest iPhone 8 deals we've seen so far. Total cost over 24 months: £697.75View Deal

Accessory deals

Canon Pixma MG3620 wireless Inkjet 3-in-1 printer: $29.99 (was $79.99)
Save $50:
According to Kohl’s Black Friday ad, the company will be slashing $50 from the price of the Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet 3-in-1 Printer as part of its Black Friday sale. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

DJI Mavic Air with Remote Controller: $699 (was $799)
Save $100 - If you're going to buy a drone, this is the one we recommend. It has a foldable design that makes it super portable, and boats decent flying time, smart sensors and a host of great features for beginners. With this Amazon Black Friday deal, you can save $100 as well – great View Deal

DJI Spark Mini Drone + $90 Kohl’s Cash: $329.99 (was $349.99)
Save $20
- Kohl’s is knocking $20 off the price of this popular mini drone. With intuitive gesture controls and a compact frame, the DJI Spark is a great drone - and you’ll get a bonus $90 Kohl’s Cash to spend in store, too. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

DJI Mavic Pro: $759 (was $899)
Save $140 - The DJI Mavic Pro was once one of the best drones in the world, combining 4K video, a good amount of flying time and easy-to-use controls. It's not the newest anymore but it's still a great drone – and this is a solid Black Friday deal from Adorama. Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Manfrotto 190XPRO 4-section Aluminium camera tripod: $138.17 (was $97.39)
Save $59.22
- Manfrotto’s highly popular super-compact, four-section aluminium tripod – with advanced features and boasting an excellent build quality – is on sale right now with 30% off. This is the best deal we’ve seen on this tripod so far. View Deal

Pro Light camera backpack: $146.99 (was $209.99)
Save $63.00
- This flexible, three-way camera backpack for for DSLRs, CSCs and C100s is big enough to hold two photo bodies and up to five lenses, or even video kit like a Canon C100 with handles and a lens attached. You can attach your tripod externally – and it can be used as carry-on luggage too.  Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Canon Messenger Bag MS10: £44.39 (was £73.99)
Save £29.60 - Canon has slashed the price of this hard-wearing messenger bag by a hefty 40% for Black Friday, taking it down to just £44.39. Deal ends: 26 November / while stocks lastView Deal

Hardware deals

Apple iPad 9.7-inch, 128GB: $349.99 (was $349.99)
Save $79
- Walmart has already cut the cost of Apple’s 2017 gold 128GB iPad by $79. The 5th-gen model boasts a 9.7-inch Retina display, powerful A9 chip, 8MP camera, Wi-FI and more. If you’ve got Affinity Designer you can use it for photo-editing, and Adobe promises Photoshop for iPad will be available soon… Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Software deals

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps: save 39%
Eligible countries: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil and Japan - £30.34/month (was $49.94/month) Adobe has cut the cost of its All Apps annual plan of creative desktop and mobile apps by over a third. You'll get Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC and more in this huge Black Friday deal – it doesn't get cheaper than this. Deal ends: 24 November View Deal

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps: save 25%
Eligible countries: The Americas and Asia-Pacific region - $39.99/month (was $52.99/month) Not eligible for the 39% discount above? You can still claim a massive 25% off Adobe’s All Apps annual plan, giving you Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Adobe XD CC and all the rest – plus 100GB cloud storage and more – in this deal. Deal ends: 24 NovemberView Deal

Adobe Creative Cloud student and teacher All Apps: save 20%
Eligible countries: Worldwide (excluding Australia and New Zealand) - $15.99 (was $19.99) Student and teachers save over 60% on Adobe’s Creative Cloud All Apps annual plan already – but with this deal you can get a further 20% off. Bargain. Deal ends: 24 NovemberView Deal

Adobe Creative Cloud student and teacher All Apps: save 25%
Eligible countries: Australia and New Zealand - $14.99 (was $19.99) If you’re a student or teacher in Australia or New Zealand, we have good news for you. You’re already eligible to save over 60% on Adobe’s Creative Cloud All Apps annual plan – but with this offer you can get an additional 25% off. Deal ends: 24 NovemberView Deal

Photography magazine deals

Digital Camera is the definitive guide to digital photography. Bursting with pro insight and advice, in-depth tutorials, free gifts and inspirational images, Digital Camera will help you become a better photographer. You can save up to 53% off the regular price right now. No code needed.

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Black Friday predictions

So what do we expect to see this year, once the offers really start rolling in? Well, we think some of the best Black Friday camera deals in 2018 will come via the big-name brands. We’re expecting to see a selection of decent Black Friday DSLR deals from Canon and Nikon, in particular, throughout November. 

The newly launched Nikon D3500, for example, has already lead to some discounts on the Nikon D3400. Meanwhile, Canon has recently offered cashback on a number of models – including the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EOS 6D Mark II and Canon EOS 80D – giving a strong indication of the models it’s prepared to discount. We’d put our money on Black Friday camera deals on the EOS M5 and some PowerShot models too.

That said, in 2017 the best Black Friday camera deal by far came courtesy of Sony and Amazon, with the full-frame mirrorless Sony A7 and 28-70mm lens kit slashed to £799 after cashback. We’ve since seen that price drop even further: over Prime Day, Amazon cut the cost of the Sony A7 and FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens kit to just £569 after cashback. And we've already seen a decent Sony A7 II, above.

We also predict that some of the most popular Black Friday camera deals will come from GoPro. Sure, the new GoPro Hero 7 Black won’t see a notable price cut – but the older and excellent GoPro Hero 6 Black is now ripe for a discount.

The best Black Friday DSLR deals in 2018 will come from...
Amazon US, Amazon UK, eBay US, eBay UK and  B&H Photo. We’re expecting to see a good selection of Black Friday DSLR deals on Canon and Nikon DSLRs from Amazon and B&H particularly, throughout November. B&H is already offering a Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only) with a $600 saving for $1,396.95 (down from $1,996.95). But eBay, NewEgg, Walmart, Best Buy and Costco will all have discounted DSLRs this year. 

The best Black Friday mirrorless camera deals in 2018 will come from... If the last 12 months are anything to go by, some of Black Friday’s biggest photography savings will be seen on mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7 and Fujifilm X-A5 – and they’ll come from AmazonUS / Amazon UK and eBay US / eBay UK. (Amazon UK slashed the X-A5 plus an XC 15-45 lens to just £367.56 over Prime Day.) Again, B&H Photo, NewEgg and Walmart will also be good bets for great Black Friday mirrorless camera deals this year.

The best Black Friday point-and-shoot deals will come from...
Amazon US / Amazon UK, eBay US / eBay UK, and B&H Photo will once again be your best bets for hot deals. We expect to see a number of heavily discounted point-and-shoot cameras over Black November, with savings typically between $50-$150 / £50-£150. You can already grab the excellent Canon PowerShot SX730 from Amazon for $379 / £277 (down from $399.99/£379.99).  

Handy links

We've highlighted the retailers that we think will launch the biggest camera, lens and accessory deals over Black November above. However, most major retailers will be fiercely competing for a slice of your wallet, so it's worth looking around. 

We’ll be curating the offers from all the big players and presenting the best ones on this page – but if you want to keep an eye on the big players in the run up to and during Black Friday (and, indeed, Christmas), here are the links you need:

The best Black Friday photography deals US: Adobe | Adorama | Amazon| B&H Photo | Beach Camera | Cameta Camera | Canon | Costco deals | eBay Black Friday | Focus Camera | GoPro | Jet | Kohl's |  Newegg | Olympus | Panasonic | QVC | Ritz Camera |  Serif | Target Black Friday | Walmart Black Friday |  Wex Black Friday

The best Black Friday photography deals UK: Amazon Black Friday | eBay Black Friday | John Lewis | Currys | Argos | Tesco | AO.com | Carphone Warehouse | Mobiles.co.uk | ASOS

Tips and tricks

We’ll have all the best Black Friday camera, lens and accessory deals right here – so you can be sure you’re making a sound investment, and not buying a poorly specced model that your smartphone could beat hands down.

But even with the best black Friday camera deals, photography gear can still cost a lot of money. So it’s important you choose a model that’s right for your skill level and the sort of photography you want to do, not just your budget. 

How to get the best Black Friday camera deals

With that in mind, here are our best pro tips to help you make an informed decision over Black Friday.

1. Know the type of camera you want
The most important question to ask yourself – apart from how much money you’re prepared to spend – is what do you want your camera for? Are you looking to do landscape photography? Sports? Portraits? Do you want lots of lenses? Is image quality more important or do you need an ultra portable model you can take on your holidays? Does it need to be waterproof? 

These questions will help determine what type of camera you need. A compact camera, for example, is ideal for anyone after something small and easy to use. Manufactures have had to fight back against the rise of the smartphone, and the market is rife with premium models that offer excellent image quality, longer zoom lenses and more control – as well as a wide range of auto modes.

If you’re looking to step up your photography, a DSLR or mirrorless camera – with their interchangeable lenses and advanced controls – will make a better choice. There are advantages and disadvantages to both formats (you can find out more about DSLRs vs mirrorless cameras elsewhere on the site), with Nikon and Canon ruling the DSLR roost; and Sony, Panasonic and Olympus all producing excellent mirrorless cameras. 

2. Know the specs you need
Image quality depends on sensor size. That’s why DSLR and mirrorless cameras – which have much larger sensors – can produce far better quality images (especially in low light) than compact cameras, even though the resolution might be the same. Brush up on the specs you need for the sort of photography you're intending to do, so that you can make the best decision on the day.

3. Look at what lenses are available
If you’re thinking about buying a DSLR or mirrorless camera, take a close look at the lens system. The likes of Canon and Nikon have a wide range of lenses at different price points for you to buy into, but not all systems have the same variety.

4. Do you want 4K video?
While 4K video is rapidly becoming the norm, you still see a lot of DSLRs that can only shoot Full HD (1080p) footage – and we expect to see Black Friday camera deals on many of these models.

But before you disregard a Full HD model, first consider that a DSLR or mirrorless camera will probably capture better Full HD video footage than a compact camera with a smaller sensor shooting 4K. Also, just because a camera has 4K, it might be only up to 15p – making it jerky; you want at least 24/30p – while some DSLR and mirrorless cameras only offer cropped 4K, which makes shooting wide-angle footage tricky.

5. Do your homework on price
The best way to avoid falling for a bad deal is to know the value of what you’re buying – and its normal retail price. We know retailers sometimes inflate prices before Black Friday to make discounts look bigger, but if you know the normal price, you can make a sound judgement on how good a deal really is. Online price-comparison shopping sites like PriceGrabber.com can help here. 

6. Make a list
It’s easy to become carried away in the shopping frenzy and make impulse purchases. A good way to stay focused is to create a list of items you might want to buy on Black Friday. Read the reviews, and educate yourself on the specs – that way you’ll be better placed to tell the difference between good and bad deals (and good and bad versions of that product, too).

7. Check whether you can get cashback
A lot of debit and credit cards offer cashback on purchases, so take a look at the fine print on yours. Many credit cards also come with benefits like free warranties, return protection and sale price protection – which are worth thinking about.

8. Sign up for Amazon Prime
There are a lot of advantages to having an Amazon Prime membership over Black Friday – not least an exclusive 30-minute access period to all Amazon Lightening Deals. An Amazon Prime subscription will set you back £79/$99 per year, but if you're not sold on committing to Prime up, don't worry. You can also get access to the same Black Friday benefits by signing up for a 30-day free trial. You can cancel any time before the 30 days with no strings attached. 

9. Keep the receipts
If for any reason you’re not happy with your new camera, make sure you’ve got the receipts to hand so you can return it easily. It’s a good idea to check the refund policies of any retailer before you part with your cash, too – one stinger to watch out for is free returns not being offered.

We've highlighted the retailers that we think will launch the biggest camera, lens and accessory deals over Black November above. However, most major retailers will be fiercely competing for a slice of your wallet, so it's worth looking around. 

We’ll be curating the offers from all the big players and presenting the best ones on this page – but if you want to keep an eye on the big players in the run up to and during Black Friday (and, indeed, Christmas), here are the links you need:

The best pre-Black Friday camera deals right now

Not everyone has the luxury of being able to wait for a Black Friday bargain, of course. If you need to buy some photography hardware or software now, we've still got you covered. Here are today's best prices on our favourite cameras, lenses and accessories…

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