Black Friday deals are here at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Newegg, with discounts on top-rated Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras. All four 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 started offering Early Black Friday deals, running concurrently with its Holiday Dash Deals program. We expect Amazon’s Black Friday sales will officially begin on November 19.
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. So far, Amazon lists limited significant camera deals, including the Canon EOS Rebel T7, a model also discounted by both Best Buy and Walmart. The list below includes all current Black Friday camera deals.
How to choose a camera during Black Friday
With the huge number and variety of Black Friday camera deals going on now — a number that’s guaranteed to grow exponentially during November — it’s important to know how to choose a 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. The 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.
When to shop Black Friday camera deals
Cameras are always big sellers during Black Friday and this year retailers expect sales to go even higher due to people spending more time at home and developing new interests that don’t involve traveling. With more people shopping Black Friday camera deals inventories and fulfillment services will be strained to unprecedented levels. If you see a must-have Black Friday camera deal, don’t hesitate or you may find that it’s out of inventory or that shipping dates have slipped far back.
Because Black Friday camera deals can often save hundreds of dollars off regular prices, buying early is tempting with the deals already advertised by major retailers who decided that this year Black Friday started at the beginning of the month. Fortunately, most retailers have also introduced price protection guarantees by which they’ll refund the difference if the price drops lower. What this means to you is if you take advantage of a Black Friday camera deal with price protection you won’t have to worry about losing out to a possible price reduction later during Black Friday sales. The programs differ in exact dates with various retailers, but the bottom line is there’s no reason to hold off for a better price.
Should you buy a camera during Black Friday?
Black Friday camera deals will be especially significant this year. Not only is Black Friday the last large shopping sales event of 2020, it’s also the time when the greatest selection of cameras are on sale with their lowest prices of the year. In addition, this year the pandemic made a huge difference in retail businesses, changing shopping habits and patterns worldwide. Most large retailers have already begun to offer Black Friday camera deals (along with all other deals) so the competition for the top products at the lower prices will be fierce. The safest strategy is to buy when you see your dream camera for sale at the lowest price ever. .
Where to find the best camera sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon carries an extensive line of DLSR cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and other manufacturers as well as point and shoot cameras for vacationers and travelers. 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.
- Target Black Friday: Target has deals on the Canon EOS Rebel T7 bare and bundled with an accessory kit as well as other enthusiast and pro cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony, but they’re not among this week’s designated Target Black Friday deals. Target changes the designated deals weekly, however, right up to Black Friday. All Target Black Friday designated deals are price-protected until December 25.
- 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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