Nikon D780 gets big Black Friday discount ahead of Amazon Prime Day Big Deals

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It is still a while to wait until Black Friday, but the seasonal camera deals are starting to appear - and with the Amazon Prime Big Deals Days two-day sale coming next week, we are starting to see some great offers from Amazon (and its rivals).

The Nikon D780 has been slashed in price overnight by Amazon overnight - making it a fantastic deal for someone who wants a sensibly priced enthusiast Digital SLR.

The D780 was introduced in 2020 - and is one of Nikon's last DSLRs, but incorporates lots of tech from its modern mirrorless camera range.

Nikon D780 (body only) |

Nikon D780 (body only) | was £1,999 | now £1484.23
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This DSLR's 24MP full-frame sensor offers impeccable image quality, and its performance can keep up with most of what a Nikon mirrorless camera can. You'll get Nikon's tried-and-tested 51-point phase detection AF system when using the optical viewfinder, but switch to live view and you've got the Z6's brilliant 273-point on-sensor AF system with eye detection. 

The D780 took over from one of Nikon's longest-running success stories, the D750, and the newer DSLR's hybrid design incorporates the sensor, autofocus technology and performance power found in Nikon's mirrorless models, like the Z7 and the Z6, with an optical viewfinder and body of a traditional DSLR.

And despite being a DSLR, it's lighter and a bit more compact than older Nikon models. All in all, it's now one of the best DSLRs money can buy, and when you can get it for around £500 less than at other deals, this Amazon discount is well worth taking a closer look at.

While it's an enthusiast level DSLR, you can use it to start your photography journey and the camera will grow with you. It's an excellent long-term investment, particularly if you're on a budget. 

As a beginner, though, you may need a lens to go along with the camera. In which case, Amazon is selling the D780 with the 24-120mm VR zoom for £2,224.05 - which again is the cheapest price we can find it in the UK at the moment (although not such a big discount as the body only deal).

Read more:

The best Nikon cameras you can get right now
Nikon D780 vs Nikon D750: how they compare
Nikon D850 vs Nikon D780
Nikon Z5 review
Nikon Z6 II review

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising 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 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 in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.

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