Shopping on UK Amazon Prime Day? Get these essential basket-fillers

Amazon Prime Day 2022 basket
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Amazon Prime Day is a huge opportunity to get massive savings on cameras, lenses, tripods and a host of other dream buys. But what about those boring everyday essentials that you keep putting off? If you're heading for the checkout with your basket, here's a selection of day to day items that you know you are going to need and that you might as well throw in at the same time.

Don't forget, we have a huge list of savings in our UK Amazon Prime Day camera deals page. Have you checked it out yet? No? Go there now... we'll wait!


Blink Mini | was £29.99 | now £19.99
Save £10
Often thought about home security but never got around to it? Here's a cheap way to get started. This miniature home security camera system has never been more affordable – bringing this budget-priced wired camera to a new low price. When the motion detector is triggered, Wi-Fi cameras record the event to the cloud and send an alert to your smartphone.

Lenspen cleaning kit | was £19.99 | now £13.99Save £6

Lenspen cleaning kit | was £19.99 | now £13.99
Save £6 Cleaning lenses, wiping viewfinders... boring but essential. This three-part kit boasts everything to keep your lenses, viewfinders and filters clean - including the Original LensPen for DSLR lenses, FilterKlear for lens filters, MicroPro for viewfinders plus a  microfibre carrying pouch which doubles as a cleaning cloth!

Manfrotto Universal Smartphone Clamp | RRP £19.95 | now £13.99
Save £5.96

Manfrotto Universal Smartphone Clamp | RRP £19.95 | now £13.99
Save £5.96
How do you fix your phone to a tripod? With this! Manfrotto's clever Universal Smartphone Clamp will grip your smartphone in its adjustable grip and has a tripod bush on the base for attaching to any regular tripod or quick release plate. A terrific gadget for selfies, long exposures and video.

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod|£28.95|Now £16.99Save £11.96

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod|£28.95|Now £16.99
Save £11.96 Everyone needs a mini-tripod in their camera bag, including people who don't know it yet. £16.99 for a Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod is such a fantastic deal it's almost worth picking up two! Useful for anything from phones to mirrorless cameras to DSLRs, don't think twice about this great discount!

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB microSDXC |was £56.99 |now £18.49
Save £38.50

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB microSDXC |
was £56.99 | now £18.49

Save £38.50
Got an action camera or a drone? Thinking of getting one? This 170MB/s Class 10 card has a massive 128GB capacity and V30 speed rating for 4K video. It also comes with Rescue Pro Deluxe data recovery software. Bargain!

Lexar Professional 3-in-1 card reader|was £28.10|now £18.99Save £9.11

Lexar Professional 3-in-1 card reader|was £28.10|now £18.99
Save £9.11 Not every laptop has a card reader – as you often find out the hard way when you get a new one. So get a card reader instead! You can transfer data from SD, microSD or CompactFlash cards at up to 312MB/s with this stylish card reader from a well-respected brand. Now with a 32% discount on Prime Day.

Lexar 128GB UHS-II SD card|was £43.19|now £28.99Save £14.20

Lexar 128GB UHS-II SD card|was £43.19|now £28.99
Save £14.20 You can never have enough memory cards, or enough capacity or enough speed. With a 250MB/s max read speed and V60 speed rating, this UHS-II SDXC card is speedy enough for pretty much anything you could throw at it. Other capacities are available, but we reckon this 128GB version is the best bang per buck.

SanDisk Extreme 2TB portable SSD|was £363.99|now £150.99Save £213

SanDisk Extreme 2TB portable SSD|was £363.99|now £150.99
Save £213 So maybe this is on the pricey side for an 'essential', but a portable SSD just makes so much moore sense these days than a portable hard drive, especially for video. And here's an incredible discount on one of the finest portable SSDs we've reviewed. Its high 2TB capacity and up to 1050/1000MB/s read/write speed make it a force to be reckoned with. An even faster Extreme PRO version is available, but this plain Extreme model is by far the best value.

Seagate 8TB desktop hard drive|was £234.99|now £119.99Save £112

Seagate 8TB desktop hard drive|was £234.99|now £119.99
Save £112 What we said about never having enough memory cards – it's that again, but with desktop storage. If you simply need a large-capacity, yet cost-effective desktop storage to take the pressure off a clogged-up laptop, then this is the drive for you, especially at this price.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at