Everything the camera enthusiast needs to know to make the most of this annual shopping extravaganza
After a weekend of sales, Black Friday has expanded into the early part of this week with a number of great camera deals still available.
We’ve got a selection of the best deals and some tips on how you can make the most of this annual shopping extravaganza.
Our favourite deals so far
Manfrotto 055 Aluminium Tripod with XPRO geared head & Tripod Bag 75 cm – Save £84.99
Amazon have released some special Cyber Monday Manfrotto deals, with this discount on the 055 Aluminium Tripod with XPRO geared head for £394.96.
A number of other Manfrotto tripods are also up for sale:
Sony ILCE7KB.CE Full Frame Compact System Camera with 28-70 mm Zoom Lens – Save £650.99
Amazon has unveiled this amazing £650.99 saving on the Sony ILCE7KB.CE.
Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for £39.95 a month – 20% discount
£49.94 (per month) £39.95 (per month)
Adobe has announced a 20% off offer on its Creative Cloud subscription, reducing the all apps plan from £49.94 to £39.95 per month. This discount is was originally only available on Black Friday itself but has now been extended to Cyber Monday. If you purchase it now, the discount will apply each month for a year.
CANON EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera -Body only – save £230
Park Cameras is also offering Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, the EOS M6, at a reduced price with a cashback offer to save you £230 in all.
NIKON D3400 DSLR Camera with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens – Black – Save £75
The Nikon D3400 is one of many cameras discounted during Currys Black Tag event, with the option to save £75 at the checkout with a voucher code.
Sony RX100 III Digital Compact Camera – Save £420
Park Cameras are doing some special Black Friday cashback offers on Sony cameras, with this RX100 III reduced to £579.00 with another £150.00 cashback offered when using a voucher code.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens – save £430
This massive discount on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM from Park Cameras could help you get your hands on the expensive lens.
How to find the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera deals
You might have read in the media about stampedes in certain shops last year as customers desperate to bag a bargain launched all-out feuds to pick up hot products. Fortunately, you really don’t have to get in a scrap to get your hands on a great deal, especially if you know where to look. Here are a few tips to make sure you have a pleasant (and successful) Black Friday shopping experience.
1. Shop around
It’s true any time of year, but especially true on Black Friday. Some retailers will have better offers than others. Double check that the offer you’ve seen isn’t being beat by another retailer.
2. Have a price and product in mind
Sometimes a discount just isn’t enough. If you’re in the market for something new, but have a strict budget, don’t be tempted to go above it just because you’ve seen a deal on Black Friday. Sometimes the deals will be even better once the Christmas period has passed – if you can wait until then, save your pennies (especially if it’s not a gift). Better yet, decide on a product you want before Black Friday and don’t just panic buy the first camera related product you see in a bid to grab the best price.
3. Think to yourself: Do I really need this?
With page upon page of Black Friday deals to peruse through, it can be tempting to end up buying something to feel like you’ve made the most of your time. While it’s a great day to pick up bargains on things you actually need, don’t be tempted to buy something just because it’s on offer unless you think you’re actually going to get some use out of it. Do you need another set of new memory cards, or do you already have enough? Do you need the latest camera, or is the one you’re using serving you just fine? Again, waiting until the January sales can also be beneficial if you’re buying for yourself.
4. Check back often
Some sites, like Amazon, are releasing new deals throughout the week leading up to Black Friday, while other sites will be updating their deals throughout the day. Don’t assume that the deals you see today (or at the beginning of Black Friday) are all that are available. If you’re really keen to bag a bargain, check back every couple of hours (or more…) to get the latest.
5. Combine with cash back offers
At this time of year, several camera manufacturers are offering cameras and accessories with added cash back incentives. So long as you purchase your camera from a recognised retailer (see individual manufacturer websites for more details) you should be able to claim cashback. That could sway you from one model to another depending on the amount of cash back on offer, or the Black Friday deal, or the best combination thereof. If we spot any good deals that combine well with cash back offers, we’ll include them in our roundup.
If you’re looking for more offers, our friends over at Trusted Reviews have got all the best offers today rounded up in a neat package for you!