There were blistering Black Friday camera deals from every manufacturer. However, it was Canon that dominated the sales data across both mirrorless and DSLRs – and while Nikon also made a great deal of noise, Sony was surprisingly quiet, almost being matched by Panasonic.
That's according to data released by uber-retailer B&H, which tracked the top sellers over the sales season. It shows that of the top 30 cameras sold, across a trio of different categories, Canon led the way with 9, followed by Nikon with 7.
Sony came trailing way behind with 4, with underdog Panasonic coming within a hair of the giant with 3. After that it was Fujifilm, OM System and Pentax tied with a pair apiece, and Leica scraped into the list by the skin of its teeth.
Top DSLR cameras
We were a little surprised to see the 1D X Mark II here, being that it was released way back in 2016, but it had such an enormous discount – and is still such a beast of a sports camera – that it's still a sensible buy.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Pentax K1 Mark II
Canon EOS 90D
Pentax K3 Mark III
Canon EOS Rebel T7 (Canon EOS 2000D)
Canon EOS Rebel T100 (Canon EOS 4000D)
Top Mirrorless Cameras for Beginners
We're not 100% on board with this category, as the OM System OM-5 and Leica TL2 certainly aren't beginner cameras in our book. Still, it's interesting to see the R10 establish itself so quickly – and impressive that the M50 Mark II is still hanging in there – along with Nikon's tag team of APS-C Z cameras.
Top Mirrorless Cameras for Experts
Here's where Sony clawed it back across three of its four prongs – the resolution-oriented A7R V, the video-oriented A7S III, and the all-rounder A7 IV. Great to see that the R6 Mark II has been so feverishly received despite only just being released (and being subject to the usual shortages).