It’s that time of year where we’re bombarded by bargain offers, but for every bona-fide best-buy, there’s a bunch of unsold stock which the stores have been failing to shift for months or even years. As always, it’s a case of sifting through the box-shifting to find the deals on the gear that’s really worth having. So on this page I’ve done the hard work for you and highlighted the best deals I’ve found on cameras and photography gear for the 2019 Holiday Season! PS – for all my latest recommendations, also check out my Best Camera Guides!
Best DJI deals
If you’re into vlogging, arguably the best budget camera for the job is now even more affordable. The DJI Pocket 2 is small enough to always be on your person, but features a tiny gimbal for excellent stabilisation that out-performs optical or sensor shift systems in larger cameras, and you can even connect an external microphone with an adapter. Look out for deals soon! Check prices on the DJI Pocket 2 at Amazon, Amazon UK, B&H, Adorama, WEX or Calumet.de! Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Best Sony deals
Looking for a pocket camera that’s great for vloggers, video creators and general use? After years of refining the RX100 series, Sony adapted it into the ZV-1, specifically addressing the desires of anyone who regularly films the video. the result is one of the best pocket cameras around and despite being a 2020 model, there’s already some discounts available: Check prices on the Sony ZV-1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, WEX or Calumet.de! Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Do you have active kids or pets, like photographing wildlife or sports, or simply want the flexibility of a camera with a big zoom and great autofocus? Look no further than the Sony RX10 Mark IV, one of the best all-round super-zooms available, yet one that gets little attention. This does however mean there’s some great deals on it available, and UK buyers should also look out for bonus cashback! Check prices on the Sony RX10 Mark IV at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Looking for a high-end camera without breaking the bank? Sony’s A7 III shook up the market when it was launched and still packs more bang for the buck than its rivals, especially now it’s old enough to enjoy some discounting and likely to be replaced in 2021. You can now bag yourself this 24 Megapixel full-frame mirrorless body with built-in stabilisation and great 4k video for $1699 or 1750 pounds – time it right and UK buyers may also benefit for an extra 300 cashback making it around 1450 pounds for what’s still one of the best bodies around. Check prices on the Sony A7 III at Amazon, B&H, or Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
If you’re looking for a budget mirrorless camera, Sony’s A6000 remains the model that just keeps on giving. Sure it’s been succeeded by multiple variations, but the original model still packs the compelling core of a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, built-in viewfinder and confident autofocus with quick burst shooting that’s perfect for sports and action. Look out for bargains now it’s finally been discontinued: Check prices on the Sony Alpha a6000 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Best Canon deals
One of my favourite all-round cameras at the affordable-end of the market is Canon’s EOS M50, a mirrorless model with 24 Megapixels, a built-in viewfinder, fully-articulated screen and microphone input. In fact it’s this combination coupled with confident autofocusing – at least for photos and 1080 video – that makes it perfect for video shooters and vloggers as well as still photographers. Uk buyers should also look out for possible cashback deals: Check prices on the Canon EOS M50 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
If you fancy exploring the World of full-frame, Canon’s EOS RP can now be bought for three figures, with the body now discounted to around $999. Check prices on the Canon EOS RP at Amazon, B&H, Adorama or WEX!
Best Panasonic deals
If you’re looking for a very capable all-round camera that’s great for stills and video, then the Panasonic Lumix G9 is a strong choice with 20 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, a huge viewfinder, fully-articulated screen, and 4k video up to 60p and now in 10-bit with a firmware update. Great value at a discounted price of around $999. Check prices on the Panasonic Lumix G9 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, or Wex. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!
Best Fujifilm deals
Fujifilm has some great deals available, with the possibility of additional cashback for UK buyers. My pick is the lovely X-T30, a very compact mirrorless camera with retro styling, modern features and great quality for photos and video. In the US, expect to pay around $899, while in the UK, it can work out at just 649 pounds with cashback. Check prices on the Fujifilm X-T30 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama or WEX!
I’ll be adding more deals to this page when I spot the true bargains, so check back soon!