The best camera deals for January 2020: Canon, Sony, Nikon, and more

Smartphone cameras have become seriously good in the last few years, but for serious photography, even the sharpest phone cam is no replacement for a proper handheld camera. High-quality digital cameras are not exactly cheap pieces of equipment, though — the best ones from brand-name manufacturers like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Nikon are often considerably more expensive than even premium flagship smartphones — so it behooves amateur and professional photographers alike to do some research before buying and to take advantage of whatever camera deals and bundle discounts they can find.

The big 2019 holiday sales have come and gone; however, retailers are still running plenty of deals and promotions into 2020, and we’ll be covering them all right here. Read on for our up-to-date list of best camera deals on DSLRs, mirrorless models, point-and-shoots, and lens bundles for January 2020. Of course, you can’t get by with just a camera; you’ll also need interchangeable lenses (depending on what type of camera you’re using), memory cards, carrying cases, tripods, and other odds and ends, so we’ve included a handful of nice camera deals on those accessories as well so you can start things off on the right foot and save even more.

Today’s Best Digital Camera Deals

  • Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera With Accessory Kit$194 (was $384)
  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera$318 (was $368)
  • Panasonic DMC-G7KS Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera With 14-42 mm Lens Kit$448 ($352 off)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens$450 (was $700)
  • Canon T7 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm lens and accessory bundle$450
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i EF-S With 18-55mm Lens Kit$649 (was $900)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses$750 (was $1,200)

Panasonic DMC-G7KS Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera 14-42 mm Lens Kit, 4K

$498 $800
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A unique hybrid single-lens digital mirrorless camera that's also capable of recording 4K video.

Canon T7i EOS Rebel DSLR Camera

$649 $900
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The EOS Rebel t7i is one of the most advanced Canon DSLRs yet with wireless connectivity and a powerful 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor creates detailed and colorful photos.

Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera and Accessory Kit

$194 $384
Expires soon
For beginners looking for a feature-packed camera that’s compact and easy to use, check out the Canon PowerShot SX420. This bundle adds on 16GB memory card, case, a cleaning kit, and a mini tripod.

Panasonic Lumix ZS100 4K Digital Camera with case and memory card

$448 $698
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This is the lowest price we've seen for this excellent point-and-shoot camera, and it probably won't last long. Comes bundled with a case and memory card from B&H.

Canon - EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Lenses

$750 $1,200
Expires soon
Looking to up your photography game? Snag this kit and impress everyone on Instagram by being one of the few who actually know how to use a serious camera.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera

$318 $368
Expires soon
The pocket-friendly Cyber-Shot DSC-HX80 is one of the best superzoom point-and-shoot cameras for travel, friendly gatherings, and any other occasion where you don't want to lug around a DSLR.

Panasonic Lumix GX85 4K Digital Camera with 12-32mm and 45-150mm Lens bundle

$598 $1,397
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This Panasonic Lumix GX85 mirrorless camera and lens bundle is a great pick if, along with taking photographs, you also like to record a lot of HD video footage.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens

$449 $699
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The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is one of the best mid-range mirrorless cameras out there thanks to its quick auto-focus, image stabilization, crisp image quality, and light weight.

GoPro HERO8 Black Camera

$350 $400
Expires soon
When it comes to action cameras, you can always count on GoPro. Capture all your epic outdoor moments with a built-in stabilization feature that achieves super smooth video without the gimbal.

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera Body with Storage Kit

$2,997 $3,329
Expires soon
The best DSLR camera on the market, hands-down. This professional-grade bundle features the Nikon D850 camera body, 64GB SD card, and an external hard drive.

Ivisii Dimmable LED Ring Light Mount with Carrying Bag

$90 $105
Expires soon
A simple lighting solution with a ring light attached to a camera mount. Can be used for standard cameras as well as phones, and it's great for taking head-on portrait shots.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera

$109 $119
Expires soon
Need an easy-to-use camera? The PowerShot ELPH 180 camera is slim and simple and is still capable of taking vibrant, clear images to share or print.

Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG

$46
Expires soon
Canon's camera backpack has plenty of room for multiple cameras and accessories. For when your average camera shoulder bag isn't enough.

Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens

$998 $1,759
Expires soon
A higher-end mirrorless camera pick bundled with a 28-70mm optical zoom lens.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera

$649 $1,095
Expires soon
The Canon EOS M50 is a terrific mirrorless camera that will meet the demands of both up-and-coming and professional photographers.

Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter

$33 $50
Expires soon
Record in 4K and take tons of hi-res photos with this 256 GB MicroSDXC storage card with speeds of up to 100MB/s, complete with an adapter for standard SD card slots.

Canon T7 EOS Rebel DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm lens and accessory bundle

$469
Expires soon
It's not as good as our favorite budget DSLR, the Rebel T7i, but this Canon T7 EOS Rebel bundle is an excellent value that gives you everything you need to jump into DSLR photography head-first.

SanDisk 64GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card

$16
Expires soon
If your storage needs are more modest, this name-brand 64GB SDXC card from SanDisk gets the job done cheaply.

Manfrotto MK290XTA3-3WUS 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod with 804 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

$160
Expires soon
A top-selling tripod with that extends from 16.5 inches to a 67.5-inch max height and can support 8.8 pounds.

Davis & Sanford Traverse TR-553-228 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

$70 $100
Expires soon
A solid, compact, and lightweight aluminum tripod with a 10 lb. max load weight and 53-inch max height. Folds down to 12 inches for easy transport.

DSLR Camera Deals

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Modern DSLR cameras cover perhaps the widest range of features, capabilities, and — naturally — price points. Entry-level models can be had for around $300 or even less if you buy refurbished, while high-end professional-grade units run well north of $2,000 (and much more on top of that once you consider the different zoom lenses that are available, something that is easily a complete topic all its own). Serious hobbyists and professionals have long favored these cameras, which feature a reflexing mirror (“DSLR” stands for “digital single-lens reflex”) that reflects the image of what you’re pointing at directly into the optical viewfinder.

This mirror then simply flips out of the way to reveal the imaging sensor when you shoot, giving you an accurate and immediate photograph of your subject without the lag that mirrorless and point-and-shoot camera sensors experience. The digital single-lens reflex imaging system also requires very little power, meaning your camera’s battery can last a long time before needing to be recharged or swapped out (which is a boon if you’re carrying it around all day).

DSLRs are not as dominant as they once were due to the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras, but this is still generally the first place aspiring photographers should start looking when they’re in the market for their first “real” camera — and with great entry-level options and ongoing camera deals, there’s never been a better time than now to shop for one.

Mirrorless Camera Deals

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At first glance, mirrorless cameras look much like their DSLR counterparts, and they are used for much the same purpose — that is, taking clear, super-detailed, professional-quality photographs. What sets them apart is their imaging system (among other details). Simply put, mirrorless cameras lack the reflexing mirror found inside DSLRs, hence their name, although they still boast many of the same features and functions, such as the ability to use interchangeable zoom lenses.

Mirrorless cameras are newer than DSLRs and have greatly increased in popularity in recent years. Instead of using a reflex mirror that covers the image sensor until the picture is taken, a mirrorless camera has its sensor exposed to light (and thus it “sees” your subject) at all times. This lack of an internal reflex apparatus means that mirrorless camera bodies are often more compact, and as the technology has matured and caught up to DSLR designs, many serious hobbyists and professionals now prefer these.

Point-and-Shoot Camera Deals

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A point-and-shoot camera is probably what most people think of when they hear “digital camera.” These units are typically more compact and pocket-friendly than larger DSLR and mirrorless cameras. They’re ideal for times when your smartphone camera won’t cut it but you don’t want to be lugging a bulky DSLR around (and that’s not even mentioning extras like lens attachments which only add to your load), making them great for vacations, family get-togethers, and other occasions where you’ll be taking a bunch of pictures but photography itself isn’t your primary aim.

Point-and-shoot cameras are also typically cheaper than professional-grade models (although the best ones with more advanced features can definitely be pricey), so they’re a good option for people who want better photos but aren’t interested in pursuing photography as a serious hobby or career.

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