The best camera deals - February 2017

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 £271

 

Panasonic Lumix LX100

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Yet another great Panasonic camera, the LX100 deserves a spot amongst the most capable compacts on the market.  Even if you think 4K recording is a gimmick, the LX100’s HD video capture and superb stills performance make it a star performer when it comes to the basics.

Buy the Panasonic Lumix LX100 here for £499 Currys PC World - saving £30

 

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 £161.79 from Amazon

 

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 £1,389 from Amazon - saving £159 

 

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 £489 from Foto sense - saving £60 

 

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 £494.89 from Amazon - saving over £54 

 

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

The FZ1000 is incredibly versatile – a single, fixed lens camera capable of shooting fantastic stills and video in almost any situation. If you’re about to head off on holiday and are looking for a do-it-all companion to document anything you might come across on your trip, from majestic vistas to scuttling insects, it’ll rise to the occasion nicely. Bridge cameras often feel like a compromise, but this one doesn’t – at least when it comes to everyday use. Yes, it’s the same as the Leica V-Lux, but at almost £300 (or a third) cheaper it feels worthy of an extra star in Stuff’s rating system. A brilliant bridge camera.

Buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 here for £579 from Amazon

 

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V  

The Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V is everything a compact camera should be.  It's small of body but long of zoom, takes great pictures and offers as much or as little control as you want from it.  All of which means that it'll be taking its predecessor's place at the top of our Top 10 compact cameras list. 

Buy the Sony Cyber-shot HX60V here for £199 from Currys PC World - saving £141

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ57

Huge surprise here, folks: this is a small camera with a big zoom. While not as slinky as the Canon or Nikon snappers, the TZ57 will happily sit in an inner jacket pocket ready to be whipped out at a moment’s notice. The big differentiator with this camera is its LCD screen, which can be flipped up 180 degrees to face forwards. That means you can point both the TZ57’s lens and screen at your face at the same time and, in theory, take better self portraits. So if you’re someone who knows their “good” side from their bad, and has spent far too long perfecting their duckface, Panasonic’s is almost certainly the compact for you.

Buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ57 here for £178.10 from Amazon

 

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 £1,374 from Amazon - saving over £20 

 

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 £2,399 from Amazon 

 

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 £806.89 from Amazon - saving over £193 

 

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 £448.97 from Jessops

 

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