Perhaps you’re looking to replace your existing camera, or have decided to take up a photography course online to beat the lockdown blues and want a camera to practice – whatever it is, we’re here to help you find a great deal on a device.
With so many types of cameras out there though, choosing the right one can seem like a daunting task. Then there’s worrying about finding the right price. Whether you’re looking for a compact camera or something more professional, there are plenty of deals out there, and we’ve rounded up the best ones.
Here, you’ll find our pick of the best camera discounts available, along with our top tips on how to choose the right camera and find the best camera deals.
Best camera deals of April 2020
These are some of the best camera deals out there now across major UK retailers.
Where to find great camera discounts now
You can usually find camera deals from the following places:
Jessops currently has hundreds of pounds off various brands like Sony, Nikon, Canon, Olympus and more. Head to Jessops now to see its camera offers.
Park Cameras has an excellent offers section which also includes free gifts with certain deals, like viewfinders and cases. Some deals that last up until 31 May.
At Currys you can find discounts on Canon cameras. For instance get £150 off a Canon EOS 4000D DSLR which is now £379, reduced from £499. See Currys’ camera selection here.
If you’re planning to buy from Amazon, we’d highly recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime now. Then, you’ll get access to Lightning deals 30 minutes early, and you’ll get next day delivery too. But be sure to check how Covid-19 might affect delivery times before you order. Amazon is prioritizing essential items at the moment. The company is still delivering other items, but it might take longer than usual to reach you even with Prime.
What type of camera is best for you?
Buying a camera isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are lots of different types of camera, and even within each type there can be huge differences in quality between them.
Compact cameras are the place to start if you’re looking for a bump in quality compared with your smartphone’s camera offerings at a low price. They’re small and easy to use, and sometimes referred to as ‘point-and-shoot’.
Keep an eye out for compact cameras that include WiFi, which makes transferring photos from your camera to your phone, tablet or computer much quicker and is a nice bonus if there’s a good enough deal.
Bridge cameras offer slightly better quality photos and a better zoom than a compact camera, and are generally still easy to use, but they are usually a lot bigger. You still can’t change the lens on a bridge camera, but could be worth considering if you’re new to photography but want to capture great photos on a special holiday like a safari when the subjects of your photos will be far away.
A compact system camera, or CSC, offers more control over your photos and the ability to swap lenses, but are more portable than a DSLR. The downside is that they tend to be quite pricey.
And then there’s the DSLR itself, which tends to be the camera of choice for serious photographers and professionals. You’ll get full manual control over your photos, the ability to change lenses and other customisation such as a mount for a flash and more.
A DSLR can be heavy, though, and they can take a lot of practice to master, but if you’re considering taking up photography as a serious hobby or career, a DSLR is the camera for you.
Finally, you might want to consider an instant camera. Far from being retro throwbacks, there’s now a whole range of instant cameras and print formats, including from top brands like Leica and Lomography. Check out our guide to the best instant cameras to find out what to look for.
We’ve picked out the very best from around the web and you can find them below.
Best camera deals of April 2020