Black Friday deals are here already at Best Buy and Walmart, including discounts on top-rated Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras. Both retailers announced Black Friday camera deals this week, along with price-protection programs. They will refund the difference if the retailer drops the price further on a designated Black Friday deal between now and November 28. Amazon has yet to announce Black Friday deals, but the retailer began a Holiday Dash Deals program soon after Prime Day.
Best Black Friday camera deals
Right now, the number of Black Friday camera deals is somewhat limited, but Walmart and Best Buy both discount in-demand models from Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Today, Amazon lists only one significant camera deal, for the Canon EOS Rebel T7, a model also discounted by both Best Buy and Canon. The list below includes all current Black Friday camera deals.
How to choose a camera during Black Friday
Given the number and variety of Black Friday camera deals going on now — a number that is guaranteed to grow exponentially during November — it’s important to know how to choose the right camera for you from the best digital cameras available today. As is always the case, the best option is the one that meets your needs and fits within your budget. However, Black Friday camera deals can be tempting, with feature lists that run for days and price cuts that may astound you. However, all deals aren’t great deals, and some features may not matter much, if at all.
It’s best to start by identifying the features you must have and those that would be nice but are not essential. All three retailers with cameras on sale today offer many different digital cameras from Canon, making it useful to look at our best Canon cameras of 2020 guide to determine the significant features of different models. Canon models differ in their image sensors, autofocus viewfinder systems’ speed, and points of reference, as well as their frame per second (FPS) continuous shooting capabilities. You’ll also want to check their ability regarding 4K output. The entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T7i, for example, doesn’t support 4K video, but it has a fast, 45-point autofocus viewfinder, great battery life, and dual-pixel autofocus that works well for video. More experienced photographers who seek the highest-quality still image may prefer the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, which bumps up the autofocus system to 61 points. Considering a mirrorless camera instead of a DLSR? Check out the Canon EOS M5 entry-level model or the Canon EOS R designed for enthusiasts and professionals. You’ll also find excellent deals on Nikon cameras. Nikons frequently appear on lists of the best DSLR cameras. The Nikon Z 5 entry-level body is a popular choice of serious photographers.
Where to find the best camera sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon does not yet offer discounts on many cameras for hobbyists and professionals. The retailer carries an extensive line of DLSR cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and other manufacturers, but today the only significant sale is for the Canon EOS Rebel. As we get closer to Black Friday, Amazon will offer discounts on more high-end cameras.
- Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy has the Sony ZV-1, Canon EOS Rebel T7, and Nikon Z50 discounted today, among other current deals on Canon, Sony, and Nikon cameras. The retailer also has future deal listings for other Canon, Nikon, Sony, and GoPro models that will be on sale eventually, including the amount of the discounts, which helps with planning and comparison shopping with other retailers.
- Walmart Black Friday: Walmart, like Best Buy, has a limited number of Black Friday camera deals so far, with many more to come. Current deals include the Canon EOS Rebel T7, Nikon D850, and the Sony Alpha a7 III. Walmart also has a variety of inexpensive cameras on sale now.
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