Black Friday is just around the corner and that means camera deals galore. Camera sales are on for 2015, including pre-Black Friday sales in stores and online. GoPro, Canon and Nikon are particularly hot tickets for this year’s Black Friday deals as retailers compete for Christmas dollars ahead of Thanksgiving. Below, we have the best Canon Black Friday deals, as well as false gimmicks on Nikon Black Friday sales that won’t actually save you much cash.


The snazziest entry-level DSLR Canon T5 is only $200, almost half the price on Amazon. Take note, however, that this is different from the T5i, the “i” indicating video capabilities. Other Canon deals being advertised are often not significant discounts.

Check Amazon price history on camelcamelcamel before you splurge for a mirage deal. One camera that has dropped in price to an all time low? The Canon 7D, a professional camera body that’s only 1,299 on Amazon right now (catch: it’s thanks to a rebate).

The cheapest consumer-grade canons are really cheap as well. Refurbished point-and-shoot cameras are now cheap enough to be considered stocking stuffers for kids, with refurbished PowerShots down to $40


GoPro sales have dropped since the weable adventure cameras peaked a few years ago, so hopefully that’s going to translate into some serious sales this year. offers the HERO Silver for for a cool $317.

So far, GoPro HERO4 Silver cameras are on sale for around $320 (normally $400) from a few different outlets. Amazon will sell you the camera alone or throw in a free 64GB memory card if you take the $80 discount in the form of a gift cards. The HERO4 Black is subject to similar discounts.

Still seem pricy? Cheaper GoPros are on sale on Amazon as well as in stores, some for a s low as $100. That’s without the super HD resolution or the WiFi, but with the same nearly-indestructible shell.


D7100 kit with an 18-140mm will go on sale for $1,000 on Black Friday, about $100 less than the current price on Amazon.

The entry-level Nikon D3300 is going for $499, with two lenses and a WiFi adapter. Whattt?


Best Buy is offering the Sony Alpha A6000 for a mere $700, and it comes with a kit lens, a zoom lens and other accessories.


Looking for more lens deals? Sigma is offering $100 to $250 dollars of on its most coveted lenses, usually compatible with Canon or Sony or Nikon bodies.

50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Lens -- $850

70-200mm F2.8 -- $1,150

Camera Memory Cards

Amazon has the lowest prices for memory cards, but in some cases places like Best Buy are lowering their prices to Amazon levels. That means that if you get saddled with a Best Buy gift card, there are some items -- like the 64 GB SanDisk memory card -- you can purchase at a similar value as that of cash somewhere else.