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Best Black Friday camera deals 2020

Black Friday camera deals
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Black Friday is a day away, but that's not stopping retailers from offering early Black Friday camera deals. New models introduced this year are driving down prices of the cameras they are replacing. 

So what kind of Black Friday camera deals can you expect? Here are the discounts that you can take advantage of right now. We also offer advice on which less-than-current models are still worth buying to take advantage of discounts. Make sure to follow our Black Friday deals coverage for discounts on all other tech.  

Best Black Friday camera deals right now

Black Friday camera deals

Canon Black Friday deals

Canon EOS Rebel T8i kit was $899, now $799 @ Adorama
This is the complete package: For $100 off, you get the Canon EOS Rebel T8i and an 18-5mm lens, a 32GB SD card, a shoulder bag, camera-cleaning kit, USB card reader, a set of lens filters, a screen protector, and Corel's suite of photo and video editing software.View Deal

Canon EOS Rebel T7 was $599, now $499 @ Best Buy
This starter DSLR from Canon includes two lenses: an EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm lens, as well as a carrying case, making it an ideal gift for someone who wants to step up from shooting pictures with their smartphone. For Black Friday, it's $100 off.View Deal

Canon EOS Rebel T6 was $549, now $399 @ B&H

This entry-level camera from Canon is good for beginners, and comes with an 18-55mm lens. It has an 18MP sensor, a rear display (which doesn't flip out, unfortunately), and can record video up to 1080p/30 fps. Canon has a lot of useful in-camera guides for those new to photography.View Deal

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 was $749, now $599 @ Amazon
This entry-level DSLR from Canon is good for newbies, as it has lots of in-camera guides. It has an articulating touchscreen—good for taking photos at odd angles—a pop-up flash, and can record video in 4K, a rarity for a DSLR this inexpensive. This deal also includes an 18-55mm lens.View Deal

Canon EOS RP was $1,399, now $999 @ Best Buy

The Canon EOS RP is a great full-frame mirrorless camera, boasting a 24.2MP image sensor, and 4K video. In our Canon EOS RP review, we loved its articulating touchscreen, image quality, and handling. This deal includes a 24-105mm lens with image stabilization, which is handy as that feature is not built into the camera.View Deal

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II bundle was $629, now $499 @ Adorama
This bundle gets you the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, an excellent compact camera, along with a shoulder bag, 16GB SD card, a camera-cleaning kit, a USB 2.0 card reader, and Corel Photo Video Art Suite — all for $160 off its regular price.View Deal

Canon EOS 5DS (body only) was $3,699, now $1,299 @ B&H Photo
Talk about a markdown! Canon's full-frame DSLR is discounted by $2,400 on this Black Friday deal. It has a 50.5MP sensor, dual memory card slots, and Canon's Digic 6 image processor. Granted, this model is a bit older: Its 3.2-inch monitor isn't touch-enabled and doesn't articulate, and the camera can only shoot video at a max resolution of 1080p. But for those who want a DSLR that can take excellent pictures, this is one to check out.View Deal

Nikon Black Friday deals

Nikon D3500 w/2 lenses was $846, now $596 @ B&H Photo
This deal gives a beginning photographer almost everything they need to get started: This kit includes the Nikon D3500 DSLR, which has helpful guides in-camera, as well as an 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm lens, so they'll be ready for any situation. View Deal

Nikon D5600 w/ Lens + Kit: was $1,046 now $796 @ B&H Photo
For intermediate photographers, the Nikon D5600 is another excellent DSLR. This deal, which is temporarily out of stock, includes an 18-55mm lens, a 70-300mm lens, Skylum Luminar 4 photo editing software, and an SD card. View Deal

Nikon D7500 w/two lens kit was $1,496, now $1,196 @ Adorama
Nikon's higher-end enthusiast DSLR is now $300 off for Black Friday. This kit includes an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm lens, as well as a 32GB SD card, a lens cleaning kit, a memory card wallet, four filters, and Corel's photo and video editing suite. Check out our Nikon D7500 review to see if it's right for you.View Deal

Nikon Z 50 w/two lenses was $1,349, now $1,099 @ Best Buy

In our Nikon Z 50 review, we found it to be an excellent midrange mirrorless camera with great handling, photo quality, and feature set. This deal includes a Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens, so you're set up for just about any photographic situation.View Deal

Sony Black Friday deals

Sony a7R II w/flash was $1,798, now $1,198 @ Adorama

Sony has been leading the pack with its full-frame mirrorless cameras, and the a7R II is a prime example of why. It has a 42MP sensor, 5-axis in-body stabilization, and can shoot 4K/30 fps video. This deal does not include a lens, but it does come with an external flash. At $600 off its regular price, this is one deal to check out.
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Sony Alpha A7 III w/lens was $2,199, now $1,899 @ Best Buy

This full-frame mirrorless camera has a 24.2MP sensor, an astounding ISO range of 50-204,800, 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection focus points, and can shoot 4K video in HDR. It also has 5-axis in-body image stabilization. This deal also includes a 28-70 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens.View Deal

Sony ZV-1 was $946, now $796 @ B&H Photo
This vlogger's kit comes with the compact Sony ZV-1 camera, the GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip and a memory card. The ZV-1 has a 20.1MP 1-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, a ZEISS 24-70mm-Equiv. f/1.8-2.8 lens, and can record video at 4K/30 fps. Importantly for the vlogging set, it has a flip-our display, so you can easily frame yourself in the video.View Deal

Olympus Black Friday deals

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (Body Only): was $1,699 now $899 @ Amazon
Olympus' top-end mirrorless camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II has 5-axis image stabilization, shoots video at resolutions up to 4K, and has a 20MP four-thirds image sensor that can take photos at up to 20 frames per second. There is a newer E-M1 Mark III, but the Mark II is still an excellent shooter. Note that this deal is for the camera body only.View Deal

Olympus Tough TG-6 was $449, now $349 @ Amazon
The Olympus Tough TG-6 is one of the best waterproof cameras. It's waterproof to 50 feet, and is also shockproof, crush proof, and can operate in temperatures as low as 14 degrees F. It has an f/2.0 lens, 5 underwater shooting modes, and can capture 4K video. 

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Fujifilm Black Friday camera deals

Fujifilm X-T3 was $1,899, now $1,399 @ BH Photo
When it came out, Fujifilm's X-T3 was one of the best mirrorless cameras around, and despite now having a successor, it still is a fantastic shooter, with a 26MP APS-C sensor, ISO range of 80 to 51200, and speeds of up to 30 fps. It can also take DCI video at 4K resolution. This deal also comes with an 18-55mm lens, spare battery, SD card, UV filter, and a cleaning kit. View Deal

Fujifilm X-T200 was $799, now $499 @ B&H
A great gift for an aspiring photographer, this Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless camera kit comes with the camera, a 15-45mm lens, a 64GB memory card, and a carrying case. You can get the camera in classic silver, champagne gold, and black. This deal represents a savings of $300.View Deal

Panasonic Black Friday deals

Panasonic Lumix FZ300 was $597, now $397 @ Amazon
Looking for a great wildlife camera? The Lumix FZ300 has a 24x (25-600mm equivalent) zoom lens, so you can really close to the action. Better yet, it has an f/2.8 aperture and 5-axis image stabilization, meaning you'll be able to get sharper shots even in lower light conditions. It can also shoot 4K/30 fps video, and lets you extract frames as individual photos.View Deal

Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 was $399, now $297 @ Amazon
When you need to get reaaaaallllllyyyy close, the FZ80's 60x (20-1200mm equivalent) lens will let you do just that. It has an 18.1 megapixel sensor, an aperture range of f/2.8-5.9, and can record 4K/30 fps video.  View Deal

Instant camera Black Friday deals

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 was $130, now $85 @ Amazon
The Instax Square SQ6 takes 2.4 x 2.4-inch photos, much larger than other Instax cameras. The SQ6 has a retro-ish design, and comes in several colors: blue, gold, gray, red, white, and even a Taylor Swift edition. It comes with three color filters (orange, purple and green) and has three range modes and a flash.View Deal

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 was $69, now $59 @ Amazon
The Instax Mini 11 is Fujifilm's flagship instant camera, and is simple and easy to use. It will automatically adjust to the scene, has a built-in macro mode and a selfie mirror for getting that perfect shot of you and your friends. It comes in pink, black, white, purple, and blue. View Deal

Canon Ivy Cliq+ 2 was $149, now $99 @ Best Buy
Save $50: This instant camera has a fun trick: You can connect to it via Bluetooth and print out photos you took with your smartphone. Aside from that, this slim camera fits easily in your pocket, has a large mirror on the front for selfies, and has a microSD card slot so you can save digital copies of the photos you take. View Deal

Instax Mini Liplay Hybrid Instant Camera was $159, now $129 @ Amazon
This instant camera has a special feature: You can record an audio clip with each photo you take; a QR code is printed on the photo, so anyone can scan it with their smartphone and listen to the clip. This deal is also available with a 60- or 120-pack of film. You can also use this camera to print photos taken with your smartphone. View Deal

GoPro Black Friday Deals

GoPro Hero9 Black Bundle was $549, now $349 @ GoPro
The GoPro Hero9 is GoPro's best action camera yet. It can record video in 5K and has a new front-facing display, which makes it easier to frame yourself in a shot. This deal includes the camera, a 32GB microSD card, and a 1-year subscription to GoPro (normally $5/month), which gives you unlimited cloud storage, 50% off GoPro accessories, and free camera replacement.View Deal

GoPro Hero7 Black was $329, now $249 @ Best Buy
While the Hero7 Black is a couple generations old, it's still a great performer, with 4K video and very good motion stabilization. It can also shoot slo-mo video at 240 frames per second, and is water resistant to 33 feet.View Deal

Camera accessories

Peak Design Travel Tripod was $349, now $314 @ Moment
This ultra-portable aluminum tripod collapses down to 15 inches long and 3 inches in diameter, and expands to a height of 60 inches. It weighs a little over 3 pounds, but can support up to 20 pounds of equipment. View Deal

Brevite Jumper Photo Backpack was $129, now $99 @ Moment
A great backpack for photogs on the go, the Jumper fits up to a 16" laptop, has a bottom and side tripod holder, four dividers, hidden inner pocket, a water bottle pocket, and a strap that lets you slide the backpack onto a travel suitcase. And, it comes in 10 colors. View Deal

Black Friday camera deals: What to expect

Perhaps the consumer model with the greatest staying power is the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera, which debuted in 2014 and still rivals the quality of newer models. Last year the price, with kit lens, dropped to $448 on Amazon. (This year we've seen it occasionally drop to $548.) With the new a6100 out this year, there may be even more pressure to discount the original a6000. Sony is less likely to budge on the Sony a6100, however, as it rarely discounts newish models.

A camera with similar staying power is Nikon's entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3500. Vendors often sell it in a two lens bundle, with a  18-55mm and 70-300mm zoom lenses, and often discount the package. Last year the bundle dropped to $449. So far this year we're seeing just over $500. Nikon also does bundles on its midrange DSLR, the Nikon D5600

The Canon EOS Rebel SL3, an excellent beginner DSLR with 4K video and a compact design, has dropped about $100, selling for $649 from several retailers. And while Canon's Rebel T6 is already a good deal, it could get better. Last year it sold with not one but two lenses for just $399. In early October Amazon listed a "Black Friday/Cyber Monday two lens kit deal," but the deal wasn't yet active, and no price was given. So stay tuned.

Canon, Nikon and Sony gain the most attention in the photography world. But two other camera makers—Fujifilm and Olympus—also make excellent mirrorless shooters, both with a nod to vintage camera design. Fujifilm's X-T200 provides a gorgeous 3.5-inch touchscreen display. With age, its price has dropped about $200 to around $500, with kit lens. 

Meanwhile, Olympus has just introduced the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. This leads to nice price drops on the nearly identical predecessor, the Mark III. Selling for about $500, it's one of the cheapest cameras you can find with 5-axis image stabilization for crisp photos in low light and steady handheld video.