Black Friday seems to come earlier and earlier every year. And say what you will about seasonal creep, the deals can be a boon for travelers looking to save on the gear and equipment they love. That’s especially true when it comes to what’s available in the photo and video department.
Amazon has early Black Friday deals for a range of popular cameras, lenses, and equipment with discounts in the double digits. Jump on these now and, in many cases, your Black Friday deal will be in your hands before the actual Black Friday even rolls around.
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Canon Black Friday camera and lens deals on Amazon
A suite of lenses, camera bodies, and accessories from Canon are up to 23 percent off the regular Amazon listing price. The camera option is limited to the Canon EOS R Mirrorless (10 percent off down to $1,899 when you buy the kit, or 11 percent off down to $1,599 for just the body). This is, however, a good opportunity to stock up on lenses. An all-purpose 35mm is the best deal you can find here: 20 percent off to bring the price down to $399, though there are some sub-$200 lenses as well like the 24mm lens ($129) and 22mm wide angle ($199).
Sony Black Friday camera and lens deals on Amazon
The ever-popular Sony Alpha A6600 mirrorless is on sale, making now a great time for anyone on the fence about the already affordable and reliable camera. The body alone costs $1,198 (14 percent off), while the kit with a zoom lens costs $1,598 (11 percent off). The deals for Sony cameras also extend to a few compact options that make it easy to shot on-the-go video and photos. The Sony ZV-1 is a great tool when you need to shoot vlog-style video without having to fiddle too much with settings, and is going for $648 (19 percent off). Fifteen Sony lenses are also on sale for 10-to-22 percent off, from the 18-200mm Sony Alpha lens ($798, 11 percent off), to a 35mm ($648, 13 percent off), to high-grade professional lenses like the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS ($2,298, 14 percent off).
Nikon Black Friday camera and lens deals on Amazon
Anyone looking to experiment with Nikon’s mirrorless cameras will be pleased to see the Nikon Z6 full frame mirrorless is on sale for just under $1,600 (a 20 percent discount) for the body alone. To fill it out with the right lenses, 16 compatible lenses are up to 18 percent off, including a 35mm wide angle ($697, 18 percent discount), a 50mm ($496, 17 percent discount), and a 24-70mm standard zoom lens ($1,996, 13 percent discount).
Panasonic Black Friday camera and lens deals on Amazon
While there aren’t as many deals for Panasonic cameras and lenses are there are for other brands, there are two solid options. The Panasonic LUMIX S5 Full Frame Mirrorless with a 50mm lens and standard 20-60mm zoom lens is 12 percent off, which brings the price down to $2,397, while the same camera without the 20-60mm lens is 14 percent off at just $2,097.
Leather camera case and half case deals on Amazon
If you’re all set on your camera but need some extra protection before heading out into the world, there are big discounts to be found on a range of classy leather cases for various camera bodies. Leather half cases for the Sony Alpha are down to $17 from $35 (a 51 percent discount), while the leather half case for the Leica D-Lux 7 is just $25 (36 percent off). Full-body cases that also cover a standard lens are available as well for some of the most popular camera models, including cases for the Canon EOS ($26, or 52 percent off) and Nikon D3500 ($22, or 36 percent off). Match the new leather look on your camera with a leather memory card case that’s 20 percent off selling for just $11.