Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Week Camera Deals 2013 (UPDATED: Nikon D7000 with 18-140mm kit $800, Panasonic GH3 body now $898, Sony NEX-3N kit $400 and more!)

<Nikon D5300 Cheapp>by William Brawley

It's that time of year again, Black Friday. (Well, almost.) As we lead up to the biggest shopping day of the year, we're going to keep a running tally of the week's best camera and photo gear deals -- adding new ones as we find them and removing those that expire. We've also put together a list of pre-announced in-store and online deals for this Thursday and Friday so you can plan your holiday shopping accordingly. Keep this page bookmarked and check back often -- if last year is any indication, the deals should be good, plentiful and change quickly. Please let us know if you see a deal we've missed, or if something's expired or sold out.

Get the wallet out, credit card at the ready: It's deals time!


  • Nikon D800E with Nikon 28-300mm VR II lens - $3,897 (compare to $4,347) - Free Shipping
    Adorama has posted a series of Nikon Black Friday Deals, one being $450 off a Nikon D800E bundled with the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR II lens for $3,896.96 with free shipping and 4% rewards. Read our Nikon D800E review for more details.
  • Canon 5D Mark III lens, printer, extras bundle - $3,977 (compare to $4,477) - Free Shipping
    Adorama has also posted a series of Canon Black Friday Deals including this big Canon 5D Mark III bundle that includes the Canon 24-105mm lens, Canon PIXMA PRO-100, 50-pack of printer paper, 32GB SD card, a camera bag and a free Adorama VIP membership for $3,977.32 after a $100 instant rebate and a $400 mail-in rebate (PDF). Read our Canon 5D Mark III review for more details.
  • Nikon D7000 with 18-140mm VR lens - $799 (compare to $1,600) - Free Shipping
    Best Buy has the Nikon D7000 with 18-140mm VR lens kit for just $799 with free shipping after using the "D7000DEAL" promo code to get a massive $800 off! Read our Nikon D7000 review for more details.
  • Pentax Q7 zoom lens kits - $399.95 (compare to $500)
    It'sDay 2 of Ricoh's 12 Days 12 Deals holiday countdown. From Ricoh's online store, get a Pentax Q7 zoom lens kits for $399.95 plus shipping. Choose from Black, Silver or Yellow colors. Read our Pentax Q7 preview for more details.


  • Save up to $300 on qualifying Sony Alpha cameras - Free Shipping
    Amazon has a promotion for $300 of instant savings on Sony Alpha DSLR cameras. Get the Sony A58 with 18-55mm lens kit for $448 (compare to $600), the Sony A65 body for $498 (compare to $700) or the Sony A77 with 18-135mm lens kit for $1,098 (compare to $1,700). See the promo page for all the details. Read our Sony A58 review, Sony A65 review and Sony A77 review for more details.
  • PRICE DROP: Fuji X-A1 with 16-50mm lens kit - $500 (compare to $600) - Free Shipping
    AtB&H and Amazon, the Fuji X-A1 with 16-50mm lens kit in blue or black is only $499.95 with free shipping and a free SanDisk 16GB SD memory card. Read our Fuji X-A1 review for more details.
  • Save 15 - 25% Off at the Canon Refurbished Store
    TheCanon Store is running big discount promotion now for 15 - 25% off select refurbished DSLRs, lenses and flashes. For instance, grab a Canon Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM kit for $450, a Canon 7D body for $960, or a Canon 50mm f/1.4 for $272. Check out the full listing of cameras, lenses and flashes for the latest tally of all in-stock items.
    Read ourCanon SL1 review, Canon 7D review, Canon 50mm f/1.4 review for more details.
  • New Nikon DSLR bundle instant rebates - Free Shipping
    AtB&H and Amazon, Nikon has started a new round of DSLR bundle instant rebates. Save up to $600 on Nikon DSLRs when you bundle lenses and speedlights. For example, get $400 off you buy the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens with either the Nikon D7100 body or D7100 with 18-135mm kit or get $350 off the new 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens when purchased with the Nikon D610 body or D610 + 24-85mm lens kit. See the promotion pages at B&H and Amazon for full details. Promotion is set to end on Nov. 30. Read our Nikon D7100 review, Nikon D610 preview (and Nikon D600 review) and Nikon lens reviews for more details.
  • Instant Savings on Fuji lenses with X-Series cameras - Free Shipping
    Fuji has also started a new round of bundle savings at Amazon for instant discounts and free accessories on seven different Fuji X-mount lenses when purchased with an X-series camera like the Fuji X-Pro1, X-E1, X-M1 (including body-only and kit configurations). Note that some of the cameras themselves are also discount such as the Fuji X-E1 has been reduced to $700 for body-only or $1000 with the 18-55mm kit. Depending on the lens, you can get up to $200 off with a qualifying camera purchase. Check out the special promo page at Amazon for full details. Deal set to expire on Dec. 24. Read our Fuji X-Pro1 review, Fuji X-E1 review, Fuji X-M1 review and Fuji lens reviews for more details.

(includes current pre-holiday sales and any upcoming online or in-store deals we find)

  • Adorama
  • B&H
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy (In-stores only, starting Thursday)
    • Canon T3i with 18-55mm kit (review) - $550
        with bundled 55-200mm lens, 32GB SD card, bag - $750
    • Canon Rebel T3 with 18-55mm kit + free bag (review) - $400 (compare to $450)
        with bundled 75-300mm lens + free 16GB SD card - $449.96
    • Nikon D7000 (review) - $800
        with bundled 55-300mm VR lens, 32GB SD card, bag - $1,100
    • Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens & 55-200mm lens bundle + case, SD card (review) - $500
    • Nikon Coolpix P520 (review) - $300
        with bundled extra battery, 8GB SD card, bag - $340
    • Canon PowerShot A2500 Red or Silver + Case & SD card (preview) - $80
    • Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS + Case & Memory Card Bundle (preview) - $130
    • Canon PowerShot SX280 (preview) - $200
  • Costco
  • Target (in-stores, starts Thursday)
  • Ricoh (online)


  • Pentax K-5IIs body + free sling bag - $899.95 (compare to $1,000)
    It's Day 1 of Ricoh's 12 Days 12 Deals holiday countdown. From Ricoh's online store, get a Pentax K-5IIs body and a free sling bag for $899.95 plus shipping. Read our Pentax K-5IIs review for more details.
  • Refurbished Canon PowerShot S100 bundle - $195 (compare to $320 new) - Free Shipping
    Today only! The Canon Store has a Refurbished Canon PowerShot S100 in silver (black is out of stock) bundled with a Deluxe Leather Case and a 4GB SDHC Class 4 DANE-ELEC SD card all for $194.97 with free shipping. Read our Canon PowerShot S100 review for more details.

If one of these cameras is on your must-have list, don't hesitate -- these deals aren't likely to last long! And if none of these tickle your fancy, be sure to check back often.

See a great camera deal out there that we missed? Or found one that we've listed has expired or sold out? Let us know by posting in the comments section below, and we'll update our story!

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