DSLR deals are not dead! Superb savings on traditional system cameras

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Could this be the last Christmas we see deals on DSLRs? That might sound sensationalist, but the truth that the choices available for traditional interchangeable lens digital reflex cameras are thin on the ground.

The DSLR vs mirrorless debate has raged for a decade now, but we are at a point now where no new DSLRs are being launched – and the number of options available new is declining, and declining fast. True, Pentax is still making DSLR models – but even so it is doing little more than refashioning old designs. 

But this year at least we have found some really good DSLR deals, for those who prefer an optical viewfinder – or just want to get going with a camera systems that has lots of affordable lenses. 

And what is even better, some of the deals we saw over Black Friday are now even better by a few quid. Here is our pick of the best DSLRs right now…

Canon EOS 90D + 18-135mm | was £1,699 | now £1,249Save £450 at Amazon

Canon EOS 90D + 18-135mm | was £1,699 | now £1,249
Save £450 at Amazon on a brilliant all-action DSLR with 32.5MP sensor, uncropped 4K 30p video, 1080p 120fps slow-mo, and 10fps burst shooting. Sports? Wildlife? Landscapes? Video? The 90D does it all!

Nikon D850 body|was £2,699|now £2,299Save £400 at Jessops

Nikon D850 body|was £2,699|now £2,299
Save £400 at Jessops on Nikon's 45.7MP powerhouse, which also boasts 7fps burst shooting, 153-point hybrid AF system, 4K 30fps and 1080p 120fps video, 8K timelapse and dual memory cards. 

Pentax K-3 Mark III | was £1,599| now £1,202.65
Save £397 at Amazon

Pentax K-3 Mark III | was £1,599| now £1,202.65
Save £397 at Amazon
Launched in 2021, the K-3 III boosted the specs of Pentax APS-C DSLRs with a 25.7MP sensor, ISO up to  1,600,000, 101 AF points and 12fps shooting. But at the time it cost £1,899 - and we said that price was steep. This offer on the silver version of the camera, however makes this camera much, much better value.

Pentax KF | was £749| now £595.80
Save £154 at Amazon

Pentax KF | was £749| now £595.80
Save £154 at Amazon Launched at the end of last year, this is one of the last new DSLRs that we have seen - albeit it’s essentially an update of the K70. Its APS-C 24 megapixel is protected with a weather-sealed body, and you get in-body stabilization. 

Pentax K-70 + 18-50mm + 50-200mm | was £949 | now £849Save £100 at Park Cameras

Pentax K-70 + 18-50mm + 50-200mm | was £949 | now £849
Save £100 at Park Cameras A great deal on this twin-lens water-sealed DSLR with its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. With everything covered from wide-angle to telephoto, this gives you the zoom range for shooting a huge variety of subjects.

Canon 5D Mark IV | was £2,709 | now £1,835Save £874 at Amazon

Canon 5D Mark IV | was £2,709 | now £1,835
Save £874 at Amazon Canon's powerhouse DSLR is the trusted workhorse for many pros, with its 30MP full-frame sensor, 4K video, dual card slots and robust build. And with the below code, it's under £2K! Not in stock, but you can order at what we think is the lowest price in UK.

See our guides to the best DSLRs, and to the best budget DSLRs

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Sebastian Oakley
Ecommerce Editor

For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.