Nikon photography gear on the best cheap camera deals list

Smartphone cameras have progressed leaps and bounds, but sometimes you just can’t beat a dedicated camera. Handheld cameras haven’t changed as much as smartphones, but they’ve added new features like Wi-Fi and Full HD. Unfortunately, some of that new technology has continued to make cameras even more expensive. We’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of the best cheap camera deals available right now.

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As the post title suggests, you won’t find any high-end DSLRs that don’t run you thousands of dollars. This list is more for those of you looking for a first camera or an affordable upgrade. We’ve broken the deals down into each type of camera to make it easier for you to decide just what you need.

You’ll notice that a lot of the deals below are from B&H and Focus. This is no coincidence since photography it’s what those guys specialize in. We’ve picked out a selection of their best deals, but there are literally dozens more to check out, with massive savings to be had. You can peruse both selections on the B&H or Focus websites.

Best cheap camera deals:

All of these deals were live at the time of writing but sites like Amazon change their offers often. We’ll do our best to update the deals as we find new savings and others expire.

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Compact camera deals

panasonic lumix fz1000

The best cheap camera deals are on compact cameras, which are often called point-and-shoot cameras because they’re small and easy to operate. The lens is built into the camera so you can essentially just point and capture images with the push of a button. Compact cameras are smaller than DSLRs and mirrorless cameras though, and you might find that your image quality is limited if you have dreams of a photography career.

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Cheap DSLR deals

canon eos rebel t6 dslr on best cheap camera deals list.

DSLRs are what many people think of when they think of professional cameras. They feature interchangeable lenses and large sensors for better image quality than compact cameras. DSLRs also use a rotating mirror to preview and capture your image to the sensor.

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Mirrorless camera deals

panasonic lumix gx85 on best cheap camera deals list.

Mirrorless cameras are similar to DSLRs in that they rely on interchangeable lenses for image quality. As the name suggests, they lack a mirror so images are captured directly on the sensor. Mirrorless cameras are often smaller and lighter as well, which makes them easier to carry and use.

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