Best camera deals 2018: Big savings on Canon, Nikon and Sony Compact, Bridge and DSLR cameras this May

Want to upgrade your shots from the likes of a phone with a compact camera? Or take your photography to the next level with a high-quality DSLR? Luckily, top brands like Canon, Nikon and GoPro have slashed the prices on some of their best-selling cameras – perfect for upcoming weddings and holidays.  

READ NEXT: Our pick of the best cameras

Whether you’re looking for a cheap compact, a DSLR or action camera, there’s plenty of bargains up for grabs. And we’ve hand-picked the best deals right here, so you don’t have to. But if you don’t see anything you like, keep checking back in as we’ll be updating this page regularly with the latest discounts. 

The best DSLR camera deals 

1. Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera (was £1,699, now £899)

It’s just been replaced by the 6D Mk II, but the original 6D is still a fantastic full-frame DSLR that delivers results any photographer would be proud of. Thanks to its compact design and built-in GPS system – which geotags each photo – the 6D is ideal for taking on your travels. 

Prices for this camera tend to hover around the £1,400 mark, so getting this for £899 is a real bargain. You can read our review of the original Canon 6D right here if you want a little more info before taking the plunge.

Buy now from Park Cameras

2. Nikon D750 DSLR camera (was £1,970, now £1,130)

The Nikon D750 is one of the best deals in our roundup. The FX-format CMOS sensor has a wide dynamic range which produces images with stunning sharpness and rich tones. Plus, with the built-in Wi-Fi feature you’ll be uploading and sharing your images in a flash. For a more in-depth review you can check out our thoughts on the Nikon D750 here.

Of course, buying a DSLR full-price can leave a major dent in your bank account. Thankfully at eBay you can get your hands on the 24.3-megapixel DSLR for just £1,130, that’s a lovely £840 saving. 

Buy now from eBay

3. Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera with EF-S 18-55 and EF 50 lens (was £700, now £580)

In our review of the Canon EOS 200D, we described this piece of kit as a solid performer at an attractive price, and now that price has become even lower. Its class-leading autofocus and responsive live view mode make this a very easy camera to get to grips with, and an excellent choice for shooting on the go. 

Currys PC World’s sale price of £580 is an applaudable £120 less than the RRP, but it won’t stick around for very long. It’s a bank holiday deal, so you’ll want to act quickly if it tickles your fancy.

Buy now from Currys PC World

4. Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera with 18-55 and 10-18 lens (was £500, now £400)

If you’re looking to spend a mid-range price for a DSLR camera on which to learn the basics of photography, this Canon camera is a strong contender to consider. The fact that it comes with two lenses is particularly handy for learners, who are still picking up the tricks of this trade. For more information on this product, you can check out our full review of the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera.

With this special offer from Argos, you can save £100 on your purchase. If you did buy this camera, you would qualify for a free £10 voucher from Argos.

Buy now from Argos

5. Nikon D3400 DSLR camera and AF-P 18-55VR lens (was £499, now £360)

The lightweight Nikon D3400 is a great camera for those looking to create HD photos and movies. Thanks to the camera’s low-energy design and high-capacity battery life, you can shoot up to 1200 shots for longer than ever before. Plus, the AF-P 18-55VR is great lightweight and compact lens for everyday photography. 

If you want a little more information before investing, why not check out our full review on the Nikon D3400 right here. And best of all? There’s £139 off at Amazon right now. 

Buy now from Amazon

The best compact and bridge camera deals

1. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom compact camera with travel kit (was £349, now £199)

In our full review of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom, we raved that the 40x optical zoom boasted by this camera was the biggest ever zoom function in a compact camera. Indeed, despite its tiny size, this is an excellent choice for a personal camera and it has very powerful zooming abilities. It also has WiFi connectivity and a year’s guarantee.

By deploying the discount code 150Canon at the checkout stage, you can save yourself £150 and bring the price of this cool compact camera down to a staggeringly low £199. You also get a travel kit with a stand thrown in at no extra cost.

Buy now from Currys PC World

2. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS bridge camera (was £349, now £199)

Being a bridge camera rather than a compact camera, this Canon Powershot SX540 gives the user a little bit more control than the SX720 listed above, particularly when it comes to aperture and exposure. The zoom also goes slightly further, being a 50x optical zoom rather than a 40x one. 

To get that £150 saving and bring the price down to £199, you’ll have to use the discount code 150Canon at the checkout stage of your purchase. You don’t get the travel kit or stand with this one, though, so it’s a bit of a toss-up between whether you want the more advanced features or the extra gear.

Buy now from Currys PC World

3. Sony DSCRX100 digital compact camera (was £500, now £329)

The lightweight and compact Sony DSCRX100 is great for those looking to create high-definition photos without carting around a large, clunky camera. You’ll get some of the expert features found in a DSLR but in a sleek, pocket-sized design that’s ideal for taking on-the-go for impromptu photo oppurtunities. The quality of the images may not rival those from professional models but for a compact the Sony DSCRX100 can really hold its own. 

And if that’s not enough, there’s over £170 off at Amazon, making this great piece of kit just £329.

Buy now from Amazon 

4. Panasonic DM-LX100EBS digital compact camera (was £600, now £499)

Built to compete with complex, full-frame DSLRs, the Panasonic DMC-LX100EBS is not your average compact. Combining a 12.8-megapixel Micro 4/3″MOS sensor and a wide Leica lens with the simplistic manual controls found on classic camera designs, Panasonic have really put the user’s comfort and high-quality images at the forefront. 

Usually retailing for around the £500 mark, the DMC-LX100EBS is available for £449 at John Lewis. All thanks to Panasonic’s cashback promotion you can save £50 on a decent camera.

Buy now from John Lewis

5. Sony DSCWX500 digital compact camera (was £330, now £229)

The Sony DSCWX500 digital compact boasts a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 30x optical zoom lens for extra clear pictures. As well as an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for higher image quality – even in the dark. There’s £101 off at Amazon, so grab the deal now if you’re in the market for a great point and shoot compact.

Buy now from Amazon

The best action camera deals

1. GoPro HERO5 Session (was £199, now £129)

Featuring a durable, waterproof design, simple one-button operating system and high image and video quality, the Hero5 Session is ideal for capturing your adventures on the cheap. Especially since it has been reduced to just £129 at Argos – that’s a decent £70 saving.

The tiny camera, which allows you to shoot 4K video with ease, is a great little piece of kit. You can read our review of the Hero5 Session here. And if you buy it through Argos, you also get a free £10 voucher.

Buy now from Argos

Not what you’re looking for? Why not check out our pick of the best cameras. Or have a look at our best action cameras instead, if you’re in market for something a little sturdier. 

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