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From captivating portraits to video of a family wedding, cameras are a must-have gadget for capturing our finest memories. Whether you’re starting a new hobby or continuing to pursue a professional career, Black Friday can be a great time to catch all the best camera deals. Whether you’re looking for a high resolution zoom lens or underwater capabilities, cameras on the market offer an array of interesting features that you can explore when searching for the right camera deal. Markdowns will also pop up on additional camera gear for your collection, whether you’re on the hunt for a tripod, camera case, or lens, any of which could help make your purchase complete. In addition, don’t forget to explore batteries and chargers that will help keep your camera always at the ready.
Get extra savings on your Amazon purchases
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- 5% back at Amazon and Whole Foods
- 5% back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal
- 2% back with restaurants, gas stations, and local transit and commuting (such as Uber)
- 1% back on all other eligible purchases
On top of that, you get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval exclusively for Prime members.
Deals by category
- Camera bundle deals
- Camera deals for hobbyists and beginners
- Deals on drone cameras
- Deals on camera lenses
- Deals on instant print cameras
- Camera deals for gift giving
- Mirrorless camera deals
- Value camera deals
Best Black Friday camera bundle deals
Snag a great deal with this bundle kit, which includes a memory card, backpack, and battery back in addition to camera body. Camera features 4K 60p recording, and 7K oversampling full-frame.
Sony Alpha a7
This exciting bundle deal includes the camera body, memory card, shoulder bag, and card reader, along with five other accessories. With a 4k 30fps resolution, accessible design and fast autofocus, it’s a great camera for both hobbyists and pros. Save $500 and get the bundle deal for $2496.95.
Nikon D850 DSLR Camera Body With Free PC Accessory Bundle
This bundle deal offers a complete photography package: it includes the DSLR camera body, a AF-S 18-140mm VR Lens, a SanDisk 32GB Memory Card, a camera case, a tripod, and other accessories. Save $210 and get it for $1089.99
Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera and lens bundle deal
This bundle deal packs a punch! Not only does your purchase include the AKASO camera body — which features 4k capabilities, touch screen, and long battery life — the bundle also combines a number of accessories including 2 batteries, a charger, a waterproof case, a helmet mount, USB cable, and more. Save 41% and get it for $87.99
AKASO V50X Native 4K30fps WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 4X Zoom 131 feet Waterproof Camera Support External Mic Remote Control with Helmet Accessories (with 64GB MicroSD Card)
This spherical VR camera comes complete with a flexible spider tripod in this fun bundle deal. The Rico Theta 360 camera allows you to capture stunning 360 images, while the tripod enables you to attach the camera to almost any object, so you can get the perfect shot, at the perfect angle, every time. Save $30 and get it for $296.95
Ricoh Theta SC2 360-Degree 4K Spherical VR Camera with Flexible 10-Inch Spider Tripod in White
Best Black Friday camera deals for hobbyists and beginners
A great camera for hobbyists, Bifevsr offers a 4K video camera for beginners(30FPS), which includes anti-shake functions and 16x zoom.
Upgraded 4K Digital Camera with Viewfinder Flash & Dial, 48MP Digital Camera for Photography and Video Autofocus Anti-Shake, Travel Portable Camera with SD Card 2 Batteries, 16X Zoom Vlogging Camera
If you’re looking for a camera that’s easy and accessible for beginners yet still capable of professional-quality video and photography, this Panasonic Lumix G7 is highly recommended. It features a compact size, WiFi connectivity, and 4k capabilities. Save 22% and get it for $547.99
Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K Digital Camera, with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
This Komery 4k camcorder is user-friendly, lightweight, and portable. It features night vision capability, anti-shake technology, and a built-in flash. Save 33% and get it for $99.99
KOMERY 4K Video Camera Camcorder,56MP WiFi IR Night Vision Vlogging Camera for YouTube,16X Digital Zoom,Touch Screen Camera Recorder with Dual Charger,2.4G Remote,2 Batteries
Best Black Friday deals on drone cameras
Affordable and functional, the DJI Mini 2 foldable drone features a 31 minute flight time, 10 km video transmission, 3-axis mechanical stabilization, and much more. Save $40 and get it for $299
DJI Mini 2 SE Foldable Drone Video Quadcopter
The DJI Air makes piloting easy and intuitive. It features a 3-axis gimbal, four remote antennae, and OcuSync 3.0 technology, all of which allows you to remotely monitor images in stunning clarity, from up to 7.5 miles away. Save $200 and get it for $799
DJI Air 2S Drone CP.MA.00000354.01
Dreaming of capturing stunning aerials during your next tropical vacation? The DJI Mini 3 includes a built-in screen so you can see the image the drone is capturing, in real time and in breathtaking detail. It boasts a maximum altitude of 13123 feet, and a maximum wind resistance of 23.94 miles per hour. Save $110 and get it for $799.99.
DJI - Mini 3 Pro Drone and Remote Control with Built-in Screen
This offering from Holy Stone is not only user-friendly and inexpensive, it also features a 2-axis motorized gimbal and 4k Electric Image Stabilization, ensuring high-quality, shake-free images. Save 51% and get it for $209.99
Holy Stone 2 Axis Gimbal GPS Drone with 4K EIS Camera for Adults Beginner, HS720G Foldable FPV RC Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, 5G WiFi Transmission, Optical Flow, Follow Me, Smart Return Home
This DJI Avata drone comes with DJI goggles, for a fully immersive flying experience. The motion controller is intuitive and follows your hand motions, making the drone accessible for users at all levels, from beginner to pro. It also features 4k stabilized video, motion-sensing technology, and micro-OLED screens. Save $389 and get it for $889.
DJI Avata Drone Explorer Combo with Goggles Integra
There’s a lot to like about this Autel Robotics Quadcopter. It’s android and IOS compatible, features a 40-minute flight time, automatically color balances over-and-under exposure when filming scenes with too much contrast, and even features intelligent moonlight technology for capturing vivid details at night. Save $200 and get it for $999.99.
Autel Robotics - EVO Lite+ Premium Bundle - Quadcopter with Remote Controller (Android and iOS compatible) - Orange
If you’re just looking for an inexpensive and user-friendly drone for the family to enjoy, this Contixo F19 1080p drone is a solid choice. It features up to 20 minutes flight time, and a wifi camera range of 8- feet. Best of all, no special licenses are required to fly this drone. Save $34.99 and get it for $49
Contixo F19 Drone with 1080P Camera for Adults & Kids
Best Black Friday deals on camera lenses
Adventure photographers will be especially drawn to this all-in-one zoom lens, which features a wide-to-medium telephoto range and ultra bright maximum aperture. The autofocus system also provides quick and exacting autofocus for both still photography as well as video. Save $100 and get it for $1799.
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E) AFA058S700
This super telephoto zoom lens is ideal for capturing everything from wildlife to weddings. It features built-in stabilization, 200-600mm zoom focal length, and an 11-blade circular aperture mechanism. It also comes with an accessory kit included with the camera body. Save $100 and get it for $1898.
Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens for Sony E with Accessories Kit
This Sigma 18-50 lens is extremely lightweight and compact, ideal for mirrorless cameras. It features a full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, which elegantly captures a wide range of applications including landscapes, portraits, and even macro-style close-ups. Save $50 and get it for 499.
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
This lens is designed to work with the camera on your phone, and it’s compatible with a number of different models including the latest iPhone, Pixel, Galaxy, and One Plus Phones. It's made of aerospace-grade metal and the same glass used for high-end 4K film lenses, to help you capture high-quality images using just your smartphone. Save 40% and get it for $89.99.
Moment 58mm Tele Mobile Lens | M-Series
If you’re looking for an ultra-wide prime lens, this Zeiss 18mm f/2.8 lens could be just what you’re seeking. It features a Distagon optical concept which creates vibrant, sharp imagery, a floating elements system which contributes to a consistent image quality, and a coating to minimize reflection. Save $390 and get it for $1159
ZEISS Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E 2136-691
This telephoto zoom lens is sleek and weather resistant. It offers an ultra quick autofocus, a special coating to prevent smudges, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm which helps create beautiful effects when working with shallow depth of field. Save $100 and get it for $346.95
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens 21277
Best Black Friday Deals on instant print cameras
This camera instantly prints 2x3 photos, and also comes in a wide variety of bright and fun colors, with a built-in flash.
KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera - Full Color Prints On ZINK 2x3" Sticky-Backed Photo Paper (Blue) Print Memories Instantly
Blending sleek, classic design with modern features like a built-in selfie lens, this Fujifilm instant print camera is a crowd pleaser. It also contains a built-in flash, auto shutter speed, and auto brightness for ease of use. Save $10 and get it for $89.95.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 40 Instant Film Camera 16696875
The Polaroid brand has long been synonymous with instant-print cameras — and now you can own a piece of that history with this Polaroid camera bundle. The deal comes with a Polaroid instant film camera and a 16-pack of color photos, along with charging cable and wrist strap. Save $20 and get it for $129.99.
Polaroid - Now Instant Film Camera Bundle Generation 2 - Black & White
Have some fun this holiday season with this colorful Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 camera. It comes in five vibrant colors, including lilac purple and blossom pink, and it prints out high quality 2x3 photos in approximately 5 seconds. It also features automatic exposure and flash control, to prevent photos from appearing “washed out.” Save 14% and get it for $69
Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera - Lilac Purple
This bundle deal is an affordable entry-point into the world of instant print photography! The deal includes a Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 camera body, ten sheets of instant film, a photo album, camera case, and more. Save $23 and get it for $55
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 7+ Bundle
This Exsoxoffore instant print camera offers fun for the whole family! Suitable for kids ages 3 and up, it’s easy to use, and is offered in three vibrant color options. Save 36% and get it for $31.99
ESOXOFFORE Instant Print Camera for Kids
Best Black Friday camera deals for gift giving
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the budding influencer in your life, look no further. This Sony camera is designed for Vloggers and online content creators; it’s lightweight and pocket-sized, so it's meant to be taken along on daily adventures. It also features a flip out 3.0” touchscreen, directional microphone, and 20mm-equivalent wide-angle lens. Save $100 and get it for $398.
Indulge your inner photog with this 35mm reusable film camera. Offered in eight vintage-inspired color combinations, this camera offers a fun entry-point into analog photography. A step up from disposable film cameras, this camera body is reusable so you won’t create waste. It features a fixed shutter speed and a fixed-focus wide-angle lens, perfect for capturing daylight scenes. It also features a built-in flash for night time shooting. Save 14% and get it for $28.95.
Ilford Sprite 35mm Reusable Film Camera
This Itouch Plazoom point + shoot camera is perfect for the little photographer in your life. Geared towards children as young as toddlers, the camera is very easy to use, and includes video and photo capabilities as well as games. Save 61% and get it for $24.99.
Itouch Playzoom Tech Gadgets Point + Shoot Camera, One Size
Impress your favorite angler with this Rexing FC1 Fishing camera. It features a 720P resolution, a 160° Wide Angle Lens, and is considered IP54 waterproof. Save $100 and get it for $159.99
Rexing FC1 Fishing Camera, Black
This eKids Spider-Man digital camera is sure to be a hit with the kiddos. It includes 4 built in games, and is perfect for ages 3 and up. Save $10 and get it for $29.99
eKids Spider-Man Digital Camera, Blue
Best mirrorless camera deals
Mirrorless cameras offer more advanced features than DSLR cameras, and often provide better video quality, too. The Sony Alpha features 33 megapixels, 4k resolution, and the price includes a 28-70mm Lens. Save $200 and get the deal for 2499.99.
Sony - Alpha 7 IV Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera with SEL2870 Lens - Black
In search of a mirrorless camera? Save $100 on this deal from Nikon. The camera features 21 megapixels, video with up to 120 fps, and brightness control.
Nikon - Z fc 4K Video Mirrorless Camera w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
Canon is known for quality, and their EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless camera is no exception. It features 6k capabilities, 24.2 effective megapixels for capturing detailed images even in low light, wireless communication and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities. Save $200 and get it for $2299.
Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
Featuring 8k video capabilities and the world’s first 40-megapixel APS-C sensor, this Fujifilm X-H2 mirrorless camera is an excellent choice for still photographers and videographers alike. The X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor creates images with gorgeous color and intricate detail, while the wireless image transfer capabilities helps enable your workflow. Save $200 and get it for $2299.
Fujifilm X-H2 Mirrorless Digital Camera with XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR Lens Kit
Capture high-quality video in stunning 4k on this Panasonic Lumix mirrorless camera. It’s designed with content creators in mind, and it features improved autofocus, powerful image stabilization, and Live View Composite mode, which instantly creates a breathtaking image out of various live shots. Save an incredible $800 and get it for just $997.99.
Panasonic LUMIX S5 4K Mirrorless Full-Frame L-Mount Camera (Body Only) in Black
4K video capabilities mesh with a sturdy and portable camera body in this well-designed mirrorless camera from Om. It features live composite mode, perfect for long exposures, and also features bluetooth and wifi capabilities. Save $400 and get it for $2399.99
OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera with 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens V210011BU000
Best value camera deals
Save a whopping $500 on this Canon camera. It includes a lightweight body, 35mm Full Frame, Effective Pixels: 45 megapixels, and standardized video Resolution 8K (4320p).
Canon - EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black
Featuring 4k capabilities and 48 megapixels, this NBD digital camera offers a lot of value for the price. It comes equipped with a 52 mm wide angle lens and a macro lens, along with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that is capable of recording while charging. Save $181.04 and get it for $117.96
NBD Digital Camera 4K Ultra HD 48MP All-in-One Vlogging Camera with Wide Angle Lens, Digital Zoom
Capture and map a 360 environment in stunning detail with this Matterport 3D camera. It’s great for real estate, architecture, engineering, and more. Save a whopping $1400 and get it for $1995
Matterport MC250 Pro2 Professional 3D Camera MC250_US
What you need to know for Black Friday
When is Black Friday?
Eager discount seekers know all too well that Black Friday—the official first day of the holiday shopping season—arrives on the day after Thanksgiving. In 2023, that falls on Friday, November. 24th. However, it bears noting that many Black Friday camera deals will extend through the weekend, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th.
What deals should I expect on cameras?
Expect a number of camera sales during Black Friday tech deals this year, as well as related accessory products. On some camera models, you can expect to get as much as $1,000 off the regular retail price.
What kind of camera deals did they have last year?
Black Friday deals often include significant savings on cameras and accessories. Last year, deals of up to 70% off popped up on some models, at retailers like B&H, Best Buy and Walmart.
How to get a good deal on camera deal on Black Friday
If you want to stay the most up to date on Black Friday camera deals, subscribe to camera retailers’ email lists. You might also set Google alerts or follow the social media accounts of companies or retailers you’re eyeing. You’ll also do well to check company websites of any specific brand camera you’re searching for. Don’t forget to add brands or model numbers to more accurately identify the cameras you are shopping for.
How to choose the best camera for you
When shopping for a camera, the most important consideration is your intended usage. A sports photographer, bird watcher, or hobby photographer will all need different features in a camera, so identifying your primary usage is key. If the camera you’re hoping to purchase will be for taking professional portraits, for example, you might shop for a camera with an adjustable aperture and shutter speed, so you can customize your settings to maximize the quality of your portraits.
Consider factors like storage size, budget, and the camera’s warranty. Check manufacturers sites to dig in on specifics that might be helpful to your purchase.
Where to find Black Friday deals on cameras
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