RS Recommends: The Best Camera Deals for Beginners and Professional Photographers

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Travelling is back in full swing and many of us are heading out on our first family vacation in a while. A solid camera makes a great addition to any such memory-making experiences, still outperforming smartphones if you’re doing any real photography. Yet some of the best brands (especially professional-grade cameras) still command a high price tag, which can make shopping for a new camera a little overwhelming — whether you’re looking for a disposable camera, digital camera, or waterproof camera.

Below, we’ve highlighted all the best camera deals live right now, with options for every type of camera — from professional-grade cameras to single-use disposable cameras — to save some money on a new rig.

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What Are The Best Camera Deals?

Whatever your budget may be, we’ve listed out a range of camera deals from top brands like Sony, Nikon and Panasonic. We’ve also listed their top features and what these cameras may best be used for. Shop these camera deals now before they expire and get ready for your next trip.

1. Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera — $100 Off

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If you’re a content creator or blogger, the Sony ZV-1 camera is for you. It’s also currently on sale, down to just $648, saving you $100 (originally $748).

It’s got a large aperture lens, which can be adjusted from 24mm to 70mm, and features autofocus technology making this a great entry-level pick for beginners. There’s also a 3.5mm directional mic built-in, saving you the hassle of having to get an external mic for all your vlogging adventures as you travel. Other features include image stabilization — for straight shots even while you walk — and a flip-out LCD screen allowing you to take professional-looking selfie shots. Grab this camera deal now before stocks sell out.

Buy: Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera $648.00

2. Ring Video Doorbell — 25% Off

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Ring’s video doorbells have become a best-seller, and it’s easy to understand why. The doorbell’s motion sensors detect a visitor or delivery person, alert you, and let you see who it is from your phone, laptop, or Alexa device. A built-in microphone and speaker let you talk with whoever is there, making it very convenient for taking deliveries or letting people in while away — or staying safe if a stranger shows up. Best of all, Amazon has the Ring doorbell listed for 25% off right now.

Buy: Ring Video Doorbell $74.99

3. Sony Alpha 7 II Camera — $500 Off

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Sony is running a great deal on its Alpha 7 II camera right now, offering $500 off retail for a sale price of $898. It uses a full frame sensor and a Bionz X image processor, which combine for crisp, professional photos. The camera also has in-body image stabilization technology, which is great for sports photography and other fast-moving subjects. It takes crisp HD video too, plus a large display and well-laid-out buttons.

Buy: Sony Alpha 7 II $898.00

4. Sony Alpha 7R IV — $500 Off

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If you want a more advanced Sony camera, check out the Alpha 7R IV, which is also seeing a $500 price cut right now.

Featuring a 61MP BSI-CMOS sensor, the Alpha 7R IV is capable of high-quality photos and can also pull off 4K video. For quick snapping, the camera comes equipped with powerful autofocus technology and a 10 fps burst shooting mode. If you’re addicted to photography and looking for your second or third camera, this is a great pick.

Buy: Sony Alpha 7R IV $2,998.00

5. eufy Security Camera — $80 Off

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Affordable outdoor security cameras are increasingly popular — and for good reason. Security cameras like this one from eufy (which is currently discounted by $80) are an easy way to keep track of the comings and goings around your home. The eufy camera features full HD video and night vision — viewable on your phone, tablet, or laptop — and uses reliable motion detection to turn on. Best of all, there’s no monthly fee required, like some security cameras.

Buy: eufy Security Camera $159.99

6. GoPro HERO8 Black Bundle — $119 Off

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GoPro is still the top of the pack when it comes to action cameras, and right now you can score this Hero8 bundle for just $250 — $119 less than retail. It comes with the ultra-rugged Hero8 camera, as well as two batteries and a carrying case. Although technically the entry-level GoPro, the Hero8 is more than capable of capturing engaging video — whether you’re surfing, driving, biking, or skiing — thanks to 4K resolution and advanced HyperSmooth video stabilization.

Buy: GoPro HERO8 Black Bundle $249.99

7. DJI FPV Combo — $300 Off

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Looking to get into drone photography? Now is a good time: premiere drone brand DJI just cut the price on this first-person view drone bundle. It comes with the drone (which is equipped with a 4K camera), a controller, and goggles that provide a live feed from the drone’s camera. As with all of DJI’s drones, this one is both approachable for beginners and robust enough for seasoned fliers.

Buy: DJI FPV Combo $999.00

8. HD Webcam — 41% Off

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We’ve all learned the importance of having a quality, high-definition webcam for virtual work conferences and video calls with friends or family. If you’re still in need of one or looking for a replacement, pick up this one for just $20. It clips onto laptops or desktop monitors, hooks up via a USB, features dual microphones for clearer audio, and has a privacy flap for extra security.

Buy: HD Webcam $20.00

9. Akaso EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera — 20% Off

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Looking for a GoPro alternative to film your summer adventures? Check out this EK7000 action camera from Akaso. It’s normally quite affordable at $99, but right now it’s even cheaper at just $79.99 (20% off).

But don’t let the price fool you: This highly-rated sports camera brings premium features like 4K/30fps video capabilities, 20MP photos, and image stabilization. The camera includes a rugged waterproof housing that can dive up to 131 feet, making it safe for surfing, snorkeling, or swimming. It’s also easy to control, thanks to WiFi connectivity, a touchscreen on the back, and an included remote control.

Buy: Akaso EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera $79.99

10. Nikon D7500 — $250 Off

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For a professional camera that can do it all, choose the Nikon D7500 now on sale for $998.43 — originally $1,246.95. 

It can shoot video in 4K resolution, has an incredible ISO range (camera’s sensitivity to light), and has built-in Wifi and Bluetooth for connectivity. The build itself is extremely durable, with the brand saying that this Nikon camera can function in temperatures ranging from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. There are multiple preset shooting modes too, even allowing you to shoot in lowlight conditions. With special effects, you’ll even be able to add a little personality to your images.

Buy: Nikon D7500 $998.44

11. Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 — $100 Off

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Another good professional camera, the Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 is now discounted to $497.99, $100 off from its original price of $597.99 — one of the best camera deals live route now. 

It can shoot in 4K resolution, offers up to 24x zoom, has eight aperture settings and a 12.1 Megapixel high sensitivity sensor. There is also an Optical Image Stabilizer which reduces blur when you’re shooting one-handed or if you’re walking/running. Other features include a splashproof and dustproof camera design for increased durability.

Buy: Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 $497.99

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