The best camera deals 2016

Save yourself a packet on some of our highest-rated snappers

Black Friday may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to wave goodbye to sweet-ass deals. Because here at Stuff we’ve been working to find the best offers around on our highest-rating tech.

If you like (a) digital photography and (b) saving a truckload of cash, you’re in for a treat, because we’ve rounded up ten money-saving deals on ten of the best cameras around – our top five compact point-and-shoot models and our top five system models.

Compact cameras deals

 

Sony RX100 IV

Sony’s compact flagship has everything you could possibly want in a pocket rocket: big sensor, wide aperture, sturdy build quality and some superb features like high frame rate shooting, letting you record videos at insanely rapid speeds silky ultra slo-mo playback. It also delivers on the image quality side, whether you’re capturing stills or 4K videos – which is why we rate it as the best compact camera on the market right now.

Buy the Sony RX100 IV here for £729 from Amazon - saving £189

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Nikon S7000

While many “compact” cameras are actually pretty chunky, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is most definitely a pocket-sized shooter, but despite its diminutive size and weight it packs a 20x optical zoom lens, giving it more range than most of its pricier brethren. It also delivers excellent performance for its class and size.

Buy the Nikon S7000 here for £149 from Currys PC World

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Sony RX10 III

Like the RX100 IV, the RX10 III shoots high frame rate and 4K video, but it’s a much bigger and more flexible camera, sporting a larger, clearer OLED viewfinder and a giant barrel of a lens that gives it a 25x optical zoom (with a wide aperture through the whole range). Quite simply the best bridge camera you can buy.

Buy the Sony RX10 III here for £1,399 from Wex Photographic 

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Panasonic Lumix TZ100

The TZ100 hits all the main points on the compact wishlist – it’s small, it’s light, it’s got a nice 1in sensor and a more-than-respectable 10x zoom lens – but its handy viewfinder, solid build and ability to record 4K video clips elevate it above the pack. A great premium point-and-shoot for anyone travelling light.

Buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ100 here for £499 from Amazon - saving £50 

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Fujifilm X70

One of Fujifilm’s many beautifully retro-tinged cameras, the small but mighty X70’s large APS-C sensor gives it image quality on a par with many much larger DSLR and CSC cameras – so you can forgive it its lack of a viewfinder or zoom lens.

Buy the Fujifilm X70 here for £499 from Jessops - saving £50 

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Sony RX100 IV

Sony’s compact flagship has everything you could possibly want in a pocket rocket: big sensor, wide aperture, sturdy build quality and some superb features like high frame rate shooting, letting you record videos at insanely rapid speeds silky ultra slo-mo playback. It also delivers on the image quality side, whether you’re capturing stills or 4K videos – which is why we rate it as the best compact camera on the market right now.

Buy the Sony RX100 IV here for £729 from Amazon - saving £189

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Nikon S7000

While many “compact” cameras are actually pretty chunky, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is most definitely a pocket-sized shooter, but despite its diminutive size and weight it packs a 20x optical zoom lens, giving it more range than most of its pricier brethren. It also delivers excellent performance for its class and size.

Buy the Nikon S7000 here for £149 from Currys PC World

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Sony RX10 III

Like the RX100 IV, the RX10 III shoots high frame rate and 4K video, but it’s a much bigger and more flexible camera, sporting a larger, clearer OLED viewfinder and a giant barrel of a lens that gives it a 25x optical zoom (with a wide aperture through the whole range). Quite simply the best bridge camera you can buy.

Buy the Sony RX10 III here for £1,399 from Wex Photographic 

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Panasonic Lumix TZ100

The TZ100 hits all the main points on the compact wishlist – it’s small, it’s light, it’s got a nice 1in sensor and a more-than-respectable 10x zoom lens – but its handy viewfinder, solid build and ability to record 4K video clips elevate it above the pack. A great premium point-and-shoot for anyone travelling light.

Buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ100 here for £499 from Amazon - saving £50 

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Fujifilm X70

One of Fujifilm’s many beautifully retro-tinged cameras, the small but mighty X70’s large APS-C sensor gives it image quality on a par with many much larger DSLR and CSC cameras – so you can forgive it its lack of a viewfinder or zoom lens.

Buy the Fujifilm X70 here for £499 from Jessops - saving £50 

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System cameras deals

 

Fujifilm X-T2

A beautifully built compact system camera that’s an absolute joy to use thanks to its control layout and fast, accurate focussing, the X-T2 also delivers fantastically detailed image quality with both photos and 4K videos. Definitely one of the best cameras you can buy, so why not pick it up at a bargain price?

Buy the Fujifilm X-T2 here for £1,357 from Amazon - saving over £40

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Sony A7R II

This compact but tank-like 42.4MP full-frame camera really produces the photographic goods: whether it’s incredible colour fidelity and detail you’re after in a camera, or eye-popping low light performance, or super-fast and accurate autofocus, the A7R II steps up and delivers. Of course, you’ll have to pay a lot for that, so we’ve hunted down the best deal around.

Buy the Sony A7R II here for £2,435 from Amazon - saving £165 

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Canon EOS 80D

While it’s not as portable or sleek as a compact system camera, this mid-range Canon DSLR feels effortless to use. Thanks to a superb range of focussing modes (all of which work like a charm), a helpfully swivelling touchscreen and excellent all-round image quality, we’d have no qualms about hefting the 80D around all day.

Buy the Canon EOS 80D here for £799.99 from Argos - saving £200 

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Fujifilm X-T10

We reckon the X-T10 might just be the best pound-for-pound camera in the world, so being able to pick it up for less than its original £500 price…? Well, that’s an incredible bargain. It combines beautiful, sharp images with that lovely Fujifilm colour pop, thoughtful design and superb handling.

Buy the Fujifilm X-T10 here for £499 from Wex Photographic - saving £50

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Canon EOS 5DS

Canon’s pro-sumer camera is certainly not for photographic lightweights. With a full-frame sensor that packs an astounding 50MP, it’s capable of resolving insane levels of detail – but there’s a big asking price to pay. Thankfully, our deal manages to shave a decent amount off that. Well, every little helps, right?

Buy the Canon EOS 5DS here for £2,799 from Jessops - saving  £200