Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring a whole load of amazing deals, but somehow we need to make sense of what's on offer and pick out the really outstanding offers that no photographer will want to miss.
It's not just about saving money. There are plenty of cameras going cheap that ought to be! But there are lots more that are just instant classics that maybe didn't come out this year, or even the year before, but still have what it takes – and at prices which make them incredible value.
So here's our list of the top ten Cyber Monday camera deals we've seen. These are just great, great cameras at their lowest ever prices. They are here on merit, not just on value, and they include cameras that maybe you thought you could never afford.
Well, maybe now you can.
Cyber Monday doesn't just make cameras cheaper. It brings cameras within reach that were always out of reach before...
1. Sony A7R II body only (with flash)
By any standards, the Sony A7R II is an exceptional camera at an exceptional price. It doesn't have the 10fps continuous shooting speed or advanced autofocus of the later Mark III and Mark IV models, but its 42.4MP full frame sensor is unmatched at this price. You also get 4K video and in-body image stabilisation in a camera that's still just about the smallest full frame mirrorless design on the market with an EVF and IBIS. The free flash with this deal is just the icing on the cake... and what a cake!
Sony a7R II body with FP R2 TTL Flash | $1,198.00 – save $600!
The Sony A7R II might be two generations behind the latest model, but just look at the specs, and then look at the price! You get a 42.4MP full frame sensor, 4K video AND a free flash included.
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2. Canon EOS RP and RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM
Just incredible. Let's do a quick fact-check. This is not 'last year's' model – this is a current camera. It's also a full frame camera at APC camera prices. It has a compact body, full-articulating rear screen and comes with a 24-105mm kit lens, for heaven's sake. The EOS RP is not technically advanced, but it is an extremely competent, extremely likeable little camera that opens the door to Canon's new and exciting EOS R mirrorless system.
Canon EOS RP + lens |
was $1,399.99 | now $999.99
Save $400 The EOS RP and RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit is compact and lightweight with a versatile zoom range, and now you can grab one for a reduced price. This kit is well-suited for macro enthusiasts, offering an impressive maximum magnification of 0.5x using Center Macro Focus. And, thanks to an STM motor that enables smooth autofocusing and optical image stabilization, your images and videos will remain clear and steady, too.View Deal
3. Fujifilm X-T200 with 15-45mm lens and accessories
There's no way a camera this good should be this cheap. Orginally 50% more expensive than this, the X-T200 – already good – has become one of the star buys for any beginner, blogger, vlogger or smartphone upgrader. With a huge 3.5-inch articulating touchscreen display and 4K video, it's aimed straight at a new generation of content creators. We also LOVE its sleek, minimalist design. Plastic or not, this camera has class.
Fujifilm X-T200 + lens + accessories |
was $801.95 | now $499.95
Save $302 If you're looking for a complete package for photo and video creation for under $500, this Fujifilm X-T200 deal should be grabbing your attention. The X-T200 features a 24.2MP APS-C sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen LCD. It also comes with a 15-45mm lens, memory card and camera bag. Limited stockView Deal
4. Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark IV with 14-42mm
In all its versions, the OM-D E-M10 has been amongst our favorite small mirrorless cameras for beginners and bloggers, and especially for travel photography, where its 14-42mm 'pancake' zoom is a real boon. This latest version gets Olympus's newest 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, and while the Olympus brand has had its troubles recently, its cameras are still amongst the best.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV |
was $799|now $599
This is the best-ever price we have seen on what is one of our favourite cameras for beginners. This 20 megapixel mirrorless camera has retro styling, and due to its Micro Four Thirds sensor is a remarkably compact interchangeable lens camera too. This Adorama kit deal comes with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ zoom.
5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II body only
We're adding a second Olympus camera to this list and making no apologies for it. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a generation behind the latest Mark II model, but its specs still hold up really well even now and the latest price drops are just amazing. This is a rugged pro camera with a fully-articulating rear screen, the world's best stabilisation system, 4K video and 60fps (yes, you read that right) still image capture.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II body | now just $849
Save $800 on the one-time Olympus flagship professional camera! Its 20.4MP sensor can capture 4K video and 80MP images, with up to 7.5 stops of image stabilization and a top burst speed of 60fps – enough to tackle any shoot!
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6. Nikon Z5 with 24-50mm lens
The Nikon Z5 is brand new, but Nikon has priced it perfectly, just below the existing Z6 (and Z6 II) but packed it with features for first time full frame camera buyers. The Z5 has a really nice body design and layout, and a super-slick retracting 24-50mm kit lens that's short on maximum focal length but produces a super-compact camera-lens combination. There are APS-C cameras bigger than this.
Nikon Z5 + 25-50mm lens |
was $1,696.95 | now $1,496.95
Save $200 The perfect pocket-friendly companion to the Z5, the Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is "the shortest and lightest full-frame mirrorless zoom lens around" at just 195g!
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7. Canon EOS M6 Mark II with 15-45mm lens and EVF
The EOS M6 Mark II has been a bit of a slow burner. It looked expensive when it came out and even a viewfinder was extra, but prices have fallen, this deal and others bundle in the matching clip-on EVF, and no other APS-C camera can match its 32.5MP resolution. Now, we don't just like this camera, we like it a lot.
Canon EOS M6 II + 15-45mm lens + EVF |
was $1,099 | now $899
Save $200 The brilliant Canon EOS M6 Mark II packs an unprecedented 32.5MP APS-C image sensor that captures stunning still shots up to 14fps, uncropped 4K 30p video or Full HD 120p slow-motion. It comes with the 15-45mm (24-72mm full-frame equivalent) lens and easily pocketable electronic viewfinder.
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8. Canon EOS 6D Mark II body only
Canon has a knack for producing low-cost user-friendly cameras which are really well designed and nice to use – and it has excelled itself with the EOS 6D Mark II. It lacks the rugged build, fast burst speed and 4K video of Canon DSLRs further up the range, but it's compact and wieldy, has a really useful flip-out vari-angle screen, speedy Dual Pixel CMOS AF (though not 4K video) and works with countless EF-mount lenses from Canon and third-party makers. It's just a nice, affordable camera. that's a pleasure to use.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II |
was $1,599 | now $1,299
Save $300 on Canon's versatile full-frame DSLR, featuring a 26.2MP sensor and a fully articulating touchscreen that is perfectly suited for vlogging and videography (full HD not 4K). It has the easy versatility of Canon's EOS 80D and 90D APS-C models, but with a larger full frame sensor.View Deal
9. GoPro Hero9 Black + GoPro.com membership
Photography is not all about mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, especially for adventurous videographers. Here, there is one name that is synonymous with a new generation of content creation – GoPro. There are cheaper action cameras on the market, to be sure, but why not just pay the extra and get this! The Hero9 Black isn't just one of the best action cameras you can get, it's backed up by the whole GoPro accessories ecosystem, and this deal doesn't just include a discount, but one year's subscription to GoPro.com too.
GoPro Hero9 Black | $349.98 | save $200 | free GoPro.com membership
This gets you the camera for $100 less by buying direct from GoPro. The "catch" is that you get a free trial to GoPro's VIP subscription service. This gets you unlimited cloud storage to your footage, generous discounts on accessories and a camera replacement service. You can cancel this add-on in the second year (that otherwise costs $60). Oh, and they throw in a free microSD card too!View Deal
10. Insta360 One R Twin Edition
360 photography is a hard thing to get your head around – or, in the case of 360, get your head INSIDE. It's a totally immersive medium that makes you see and capture. the world in a whole new way – and edit your videos in a whole new way too. There are lots of 360 cameras to choose from, but here's one with a difference – it has swappable modules so that you can shoot regular wide-angle action cam footage too. Insta360 is a leader in 360 imaging and the One R is a really clever concept, making this Cyber Monday price all the more enticing.
Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition |
was $479.99 | now $407
Save $72.99 This is an action camera with a difference, as can shoot from a wide-angle waterproof 4K action shooter to a 5.7K 360° camera that will allow you to capture literally everything that is around you simultaneously. View Deal