These are the best cheap camera deals for January 2021

Smartphone cameras may be shockingly good, but the best flagship smartphone camera doesn’t measure up to a proper digital camera. Professionals and hobbyists alike still use full-size mirrorless and DSLR cameras, and they’ve only gotten better in recent years thanks to new technologies like Full HD and 4K video recording capabilities and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity now standard even on entry-level models.

Nonetheless, even those entry-level cameras will set you back hundreds while the best cameras from brands like Canon and Nikon can sail well into four figures. That’s why it behooves any aspiring photographer to hunt for a discount. There are plenty to be found and to save you the hassle of hunting around for them, we’ve smoked out the best cheap camera deals and bundles right here. If you’re new to all this, we’ve also put together a quick camera buying guide to help you make the right choice.

Today’s best cheap camera deals

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Go Pro HERO9 Bundle

Save $220 on bundle with 1-year subscription

Save $200 on the HERO 9 bundle, which includes a one-year subscription to GoPro, spare battery, magnetic swivel grip, floating hand grip, camera case, and a 32GB SD card.
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Kodak PixPro FZ53 Digital Camera

$75 $90
With a built-in 5x optical zoom lens and a sharp 16-megapixel image sensor, the Kodak PixPro FZ53 might be the best sub-$100 pocket-friendly point-and-shoot out there.
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Kodak PixPro AZ401 Bridge Digital Camera

$149 $170
With a great body design, flip-up flash module, large viewscreen, and 40x optical zoom capabilities, the Kodak PixPro AZ401 is a nice (and affordable) upgrade over most cheap point-and-shoot cameras.
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Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera with Accessory and PC Software Bundle

$298 $398
With its built-in zoom lens and great shooting capabilities, the Panasonic Lumix FZ80 is a great point-and-shoot camera for hobbyist photographers who don't require interchangeable lenses.
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Panasonic DMC-G7 Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm & 45-150mm Lens + Accessory Kit

$598 $998
A unique hybrid single-lens digital mirrorless camera that's also capable of recording 4K video, plus a great lens and accessory bundle to get you started right away.
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GoPro Hero7 Silver Camera

$180 $300
When it comes to 4K action shots in a variety of terrains, the GoPro Hero7 Silver is an excellent video-taking companion that no traveler hunting for the next big video montage can do without.
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GoPro HERO8 Black 4K Waterproof Action Camera Special Bundle

$350 $400
When it comes to action cameras, you can always count on GoPro. This bundle includes mini extension pole with tripod, head strap, SanDisk Extreme 32GB memory card, and spare rechargeable battery.best
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Kodak PixPro FZ43 Digital Camera

$62 $80
If you don't need an unnecessarily grand digital camera, the Kodak PixPro FZ43 can take 16-megapixel photos with a 4x zoom for high-resolution images even from up-close without breaking a $100 budget.
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Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera Kit

$698 $998
The Panasonic LUMIX G85 is an excellent camera that offers heavy-weight photo-taking power without the crippling premium, making it a great camera for newcomers to veterans.
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Cobra SC 200D Dual Front and Rear Dash Cam

$180 $200
With front and rear-facing cameras, the Cobra SC 200D dash cam is a solid bet for capturing moments on the road in 1600p. It also has a built-in GPS to record your route, location, and speed.
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Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera with Free Accessory Kit

$799 $899
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera with Free Accessory Kit is perfect for enthusiast and beginners. It can capture fast-moving objects for stills and videos while maintaining accurate focus.
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Nikon D750

$1,997 $2,197
If you're a photographer who's looking for a compact camera, this is for you. It has 24.3mp image sensor and you can shoot video in full HD.
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Panasonic LUMIX LX100 4K Camera

$598 $797
If you want a great well-rounded camera that takes beautiful shots, the Panasonic LUMIX LX100 camera is a simple but effective option for aspiring photographer professionals and veterans alike.
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Nikon D500

$2,097 $2,667
Take 4K UHD-quality videos with the Nikon D500. Capture moments at home or during trips so you can have a grand time watching it later on.
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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Camera

$499 $629
Never be caught off-guard at the perfect moment with a camera that can't take the shot again. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a reliable camera in any situation for those photorealistic shots.
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Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 Digital Camera

$398 $598
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 is a great jack-of-all-trades in the photography department, making it a reliable camera with few downsides to add to your curated list of options, no matter the category.
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GoPro Hero7 Black Camera

$230 $400
The GoPro Hero7 Black is the adventuring spirit's ultimate traveling companion, capable of taking those action shots in any terrain you can think of in amazing 12-megapixel resolution.
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KODAK Smile Instant Print Digital Camera

$65 $100
Show off your cheesy smile with the Kodak instant camera, offering user-friendly features such as auto flash and a compact design for easy storage
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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera with Flashpoint Zoom Speedlight

$1,899 $2,058
The Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera has an impressive autofocus and electric viewfinder that allows you to see stills and videos as it is while the Flashpoint Zoom Speedlight aids in lighting.
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Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera with Accessory Bundle

$1,694 $2,244
Those looking for a camera that can take vivid pictures and full-frame 4K videos can bank on the Nikon Z6 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera. It is lightweight and offers in-body stabilization.
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Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera with NIKKOR Z Lens and Accessory Bundle

$3,194 $3,644
You can bank on the Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera to capture priceless moments even if it were a matter of a split second. Pictures also appear vibrantly crisp even in low-light conditions.
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Profoto A1X On/Off-Camera Flash with Free 4-Piece Bundle

$895 $1,095
With the Profoto A1X On/Off-Camera Flash, you can turn any location into your studio. It supports different cameras and is intuitive to use with large clear interface.
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Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera

$598 $800
Sometimes you can do away with the extras and just opt for something you can simply point and shoot with. This camera boasts 4K quality, remote shooting and multiple accessory options.
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Canon EOS REBEL SL3 Digital SLR Camera

$701 $749
Aside from the EOS Rebel's SL3's WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity with auto image transfer, it can shoot videos and time lapse videos at 4k resolution.
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PANASONIC LUMIX ZS200 4K Digital Camera

$598 $800
This point and shoot can camera capture vibrant and colorful photos at 4K quality. You can even make adjustments in-camera and instantly share images with Wi-Fi connectivity.
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Nikon D7500

$1,297 $1,497
Get a good deal on this Nikon DSLR camera, which takes 4K UHD and 1080p HD-quality video. It has a big 3.2" tilting LCD screen so you can monitor your photo and video-taking.
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Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Film Camera

$50 $70
For stylish polaroid shots that you can add to your aesthetic collection, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S is a compact and easy-to-use camera that makes taking photos look good on and off the film.
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Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II]

$499 $629
Capture videos and pictures using the PowerShot's 20.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, ensuring that every moment will be immortalized in high quality.
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Panasonic LUMIX GX9

$798 $998
This camera is suited for newbies who want to take high-res shots and settings that easily adjust saturation, brightness, and hue.
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Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

$2,000 $2,400
Take extremely accurate shot-by-shot playback with 60 fps photo-taking in 20.4-megapixel resolution for a studio-class photoshoot session every time.

DSLR cameras

Modern DSLR cameras have 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 units. High-end professional-grade cameras run well north of $2,000 — or much more once you consider the different lenses and accessories that are available). 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 occurs with mirrorless and point-and-shoot camera sensors. The digital single-lens reflex imaging systems require very little power, so your camera’s battery can last a long time before needing to be recharged or swapped out (swappable batteries are a bonus if you carry your camera around all day).

DSLRs are not as dominant as they once were due to the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras, but they are still the most popular type of camera aspiring photographers look for when they’re in the market for their first “real” camera. With great entry-level options and ongoing camera deals, there’s never been a better time than now to shop for a DSLR.

Mirrorless cameras

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

High-quality 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 uses a sensor exposed to light, and thus “sees” your subject, at all times. This lack of an internal reflex apparatus means that mirrorless camera bodies are often relatively compact. As mirrorless camera technology has matured and caught up to DSLR designs, many serious hobbyists and professionals now prefer them.

Point-and-shoot cameras

A point-and-shoot camera is probably what most people think of when they hear “digital camera.” These units are typically compact and more 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, making them a good choice 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. Point-and-shoot models are a good option for people who want better-than-smartphone photos but aren’t interested in pursuing photography as a serious hobby or career.

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