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Best Memorial Day camera deals and sales for 2021

The 2021 Memorial Day sales have arrived, kicking off the summer shopping season with all sorts of great tech bargains. That means that if you’re looking for some new photography equipment to document your outdoor adventures now that the weather’s warmed up, this is a great time to start hunting for Memorial Day camera deals on DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point-and-shoot models, and more. Whatever your experience level — be it professional, amateur, or someone just now getting into this great hobby — we’ve got all the best Memorial Day camera sales and deals right here, along with some advice for shopping this weekend.

Best Memorial Day camera deals

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. more
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. more
The Panasonic Lumix G85 is an excellent camera that offers heavyweight photo-taking power without the premium price, making it a great camera for newcomers to veterans. more
A full step above a beginner's outfit, this kit has two lenses and a Speedlite flash. You can learn a lot with this setup's capabilities and turn out beautiful work. more
If you want an affordable instant camera and aren't a stickler for maximum quality, the Canon IVY Cliq+ is a great budget-friendly option that can fit in your pocket with ease. more
You can bank on the Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera to capture priceless moments even if it's a matter of a split second. Pictures also appear vibrantly crisp even in low-light conditions. more
This Canon EOS deal is for the camera body only, with no lens or other equipment or accessories. This is a higher-end camera for experts or professionals capable of 4K or time-lapse Full HD video. more
Here's a simple point-and-click pocket-size camera that prints on 2-inch by 3-inch stickers. You can also use the Cliq2 for selfies and store images on a microSD memory card (card not included). more
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. more
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. more
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. more
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 bunch of accessories plus Corel photo editing software for MacOS. more
Great for travel and everyday shots, this Canon digital camera has enough features and capabilities to capture high-resolution images and full HD video at 30 fps. more
When it comes to instant photos, there's almost no better alternative than Fujifilm's Instax line of cameras. The Mini 9 can provide high quality photos without the burden of a professional camera. more

Should you shop the Memorial Day camera sales?

Memorial Day weekend brings some of the best sales in the first half of the year, easily on par with other big summer holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day. If you’d have your eye on a new camera, then we can heartily recommend shopping these Memorial Day camera deals if you see a model you like that fits within your budget. That said, there won’t be a shortage of other summer sales to shop, especially considering that Prime Day is back on for the summer after being delayed last year.

If you can afford to wait a bit and you have a Prime membership, you might want to consider holding off your shopping spree for when the Prime Day deals arrive in June (which is even a bit earlier this year than its usual July time slot). Amazon’s big annual blowout is sure to bring along plenty of great Prime Day camera deals on popular models from top names like Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Panasonic, at the lowest prices we’re likely to see until Black Friday lands in late November.

If you do decide to pull the trigger on any of these Memorial Day camera deals, though, make sure you perform your due diligence beforehand. Do a little research — our camera buying guide as well as our roundups of the best DSLR cameras, the best mirrorless cameras, and the best point-and-shoot cameras have you covered there — and hone your wish list down to a few models you really like, or at least some must-have features you don’t want to be without.

Remember, too, that camera bundle deals that include lens kits and other add-ons are another great way to save big, especially if you’re new to the hobby. Finally, stick with trusted brands, read customer reviews, and compare prices from major retailers to ensure that you’re getting the best camera for your needs at the best price.

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