The best camera deals for Prime Day 2019

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Canon

More and more people are taking photos and shooting videos with DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and smartphones, whether it’s for personal enjoyment, running a website, or vlogging for a YouTube channel. Not only do you need the right device, but you also need some useful accessories, like a tripod or fast memory card.

Luckily, Prime Day is here, and while you’re less likely to find deals on very-high-end cameras, there are some good discounts on accessories, including instant cameras and photo printers.

We’ve rounded up the best cameras and accessories from recognized brands that are on sale. Having covered cameras and accessories for nearly 20 years, I’ve focused on products that are truly a deal, and from companies that I can recommend or have used or even own. Some of these deals are for a limited time, so we will be updating this page throughout Prime Day, adding new deals and removing expired ones.

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Canon

1. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera, $314 (originally $549) [You save $235]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera (white) with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens, $384 (originally $599) [You save $215]

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera (black) with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens, $384 (originally $699) [You save $315]

The EOS Rebel SL2 is one of Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLRs. With its 24.2-megapixel sensor and 9-point autofocus system, the SL2 is a good-performing DSLR that takes very nice photos, based on our experience in testing it. It has Canon’s Dual-Pixel autofocusing system, which is the best you’ll find in any camera. We also like that it has a flip-out LCD, Full HD (1080p) video capability, and external mic input – all these plus the AF system, light weight, and size, make the SL2 useful for vlogging. It also uses a decent-sized battery and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for pairing with a phone. It makes for a good beginner’s DSLR, but we recommend adding the lens if you’re totally starting fresh. Note that this is an older camera, so it doesn’t have the latest tech like advanced facial recognition and 4K (or even 1080 at 60p) video shooting, and it uses Canon’s previous-generation image processor. Still, for casual photography or newbies, it’s a very good price.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071K61XFC?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”314″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”>Buy SL2 (body only) for $314 (you save $235)</a>

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BXLKBR?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”384″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”>Buy SL2 + lens (white) for $384 (you save $215)</a>

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071K62DPN?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”384″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”>Buy SL2 + lens (black) for $384 (you save $315)</a>

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2. GoPro Hero7 Black with $50 Amazon gift card, $349 (originally $399 [You save $50]

The Hero7 Black is GoPro’s most powerful camera yet. With the ability to shoot 4K video at 60p, the image quality is spectacular consider the size of the camera. Since it’s rugged and waterproof without a casing, you can take it into the pool or any rough terrain. But what makes this camera the best of its kind is the rock-steady image stabilization. Having shot many videos with this camera, we can say that it’s some of the best stabilization we’ve seen in a camera without the use of a gimbal. We also love the new menu system, voice commands, and fun shooting modes like Time Warp. Also on sale is the Hero7 Silver ($215), which has fewer features but it’s a strong option for less money. However, if you can afford it, we suggest this Hero7 Black deal, which gets you a $50 Amazon gift card.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWNTJSW?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”349″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”>Buy for $349 (you save $50)</a>

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SanDisk

3. SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter, $19.99 (originally $68.99) [You save $49] [Out of stock but still available]

Pick up this large-capacity microSDXC card for your GoPro and you’ll have a good amount of storage space for 4K videos before you need to swap out for a new one. It also works with smartphones, Nintendo Switch, or any device that uses microSDXC, and it comes with an adapter so you can even use it as a standard SD card in high-end cameras. This is one of SanDisk’s high-performance cards, so it’s able to keep up with devices that require fast processing speeds, whether it’s saving an image or video, or loading an app or game file.

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SanDisk

4. SanDisk iXpand 128GB Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad, $35.99 (originally $47.90)[You save $11.91]

The iPhone is a fantastic camera, but a big problem among many users is that they quickly run out of storage. Instead of paying for costly online storage, offload photos and videos to this flash drive. With a Lightning connector on one end, simply connect to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and use the companion app to back-up content. Then, plug the standard USB-A connector on the other end to a computer and save that content for prosperity or editing. Having used this device for our iPhoneography, we can attest that it works well, easy to use, and a helpful accessory, particularly for iPhone owners with smaller storage capacity.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CIEBXZG?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”35.99″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $35.99 (you save $11.91)</a>

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SanDisk

5. SanDisk ibi Smart Photo Manager, $119.99 (originally $179.99) [You save $60]

People are taking more photos and videos than ever, but that also means we have a lot of photos and videos to manage. The ibi is a 2-terabyte device that stores your photos not only from your phone, but also computers, tablets, external hard drives, cloud services, and social media – enough room for more than 500,000 photos or more than 200 hours of videos, depending on the type of files. And instead of just serving as a digital graveyard, the ibi helps manage your photos so can easily search for them. Since it’s connected to the internet, you can privately share select photos with friends, family, or colleagues.

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HP

6. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer (white), $59.95 (originally $99.95) [You save $40]

Print your photos from your phone instantly with the Sprocket Portable Printer from HP. Using 2 by 3-inch Zink photo paper, it’s a quick and fun way to share photos in the moment with friends, or, peel off the back and stick it to a wall or photo book. The Sprocket is compatible with both iOS and Android phones, and uses Bluetooth for pairing. It’s small and lightweight, so you can just toss it in a backpack or deep coat pocket.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LBWEMP4?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”59.95″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $59.95 (you save $40)</a>

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7. AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Camera Gadget Bag, $29.31 for four (originally $59.38) [You save $30.07]

For $30, you get not one but four of the AmazonBasics Medium DSLR bag. With a padded interior, it can carry a small-to-medium-sized DSLR or mirrorless camera, plus two lenses or one lens and some accessories. There’s also a slot for a tablet and compartments for additional small accessories. It comes with an adjustable strap. Do you really need four? Probably not, but you could use the extras for other gear or gift them.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HH9CK6?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”30.82″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy 4 for $30.82 (you save $28.56)</a>

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8. Seagate Backup Plus Hub 10TB External Hard Drive, $169.99 (originally $269.99) [You save $100]

Professional photographers and videographers do one important thing after they’re done shooting: backing up their content. Cameras and computers can fail unexpectedly, so it’s a good idea to make a copy of your content, whether it’s 4K footage for a client or treasured family photos. Don’t leave photos and videos on a memory card or computer: back up that content to an external hard drive like Seagate’s Backup Plus Hub. This version has 10 terabytes of storage, which is more than plenty for most people. Our experience with Seagate drives have been positive, and the two USB ports on the front can be used for quick transfers of files from a camera; it can also recharge phones and other USB-powered devices. Supports both Mac and Windows. This drive includes a two-month trial of Adobe CC Photography plan.

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Amazon

9. Insta360 One X, $339.95 (originally $399.95) [You save $60]

Although niche, 360-degree cameras can be fun to use, particularly when traveling. The Insta360 One X is one of the newer and better cameras we’ve tried, along with the GoPro Fusion, Rylo, and Ricoh Theta V. Image quality has improved compared to Insta360’s earlier products, with fun shooting modes and ease of use. Controls on the camera itself are limited, so you’d be using the companion app most of the time.

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Amazon

10. GripGear Movie Maker, $84.15 ($119.90) [You save $35.75] [Lightning Deal ended]

Want to make Hollywood-style movies from your phone? Part of what makes a video look professional is stabilization and smooth panning and tilting. You can’t achive that with your hands, but you can with this slider system for smartphones and compact cameras like GoPros and point-and-shoots. You can set it to glide across a rail at nine different speed levels, shoot 360-degree time-lapse movies. There’s even a remote control for manual operation. It’s battery-powered, so you can use it anywhere. With the GripGear Movie Maker, you can create professional-looking movies without the big budget.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GTF4VVD?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”84.15″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $84.15 (you save $35.75)</a>

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11. Pelican 1620 Case with Foam, $207.16 (originally $392.95) [You save $185.79] [Lightning Deal ended]

Many professional photographers and videographers protect their gear with Pelican cases, especially when traveling. This large-capacity case is designed to keep out water and moisture. It’s on wheels and has an extendable handle, making it easy to move around without carrying it. It can be locked to protect it against theft, and there’s a valve to release pressure. You can purchase custom foam to fit your particular camera, or cut the included foam to fit. You can also use this case to haul anything else, not just cameras.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FIXW00W?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”274″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $274 (you save $118.95)</a>

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12. AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, $16.44 (originally $23.49) [You save $7.05] [Deal ended]

If you’re a casual photographer, this 60-inch tripod will suit most needs. It can support cameras, lights, phones (adapter not included) up to 6.6 pounds, and the adjustable base has two level-indicators to help you keep things straight. It’s only 3 pounds, and it measures 25 inches when collapsed and up to 60 inches when fully extended (legs and center post). We like that it has a quick-release mounting plate, which makes swapping cameras easy. Plus, it comes with a carrying bag.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KP473Q?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”16.44″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $16.44 </a>

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13. AmazonBasics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box, $95.02 (originally $135.99) [You save $40.97] [Deal ended]

Want to give your photos that magazine look, or just better shots of products you’re listing on eBay? This all-in-one portable photo studio makes it easy. The whole thing folds down flat; when opened, it measures 25 by 30 by 25 inches, which is enough room for small to relatively large-sized objects. It even has built-in LED lights to illuminate all around the object, so that every detail shows up in the final photo. Don’t like the white backdrop? Just add some colored paper or some unique background. Because of how well lit the object will be, even photos shot with a smartphone will come out nicer looking, giving it that professional look.

<a target=”_merchant” href=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GIL6EU4?tag=biip_071619_amazon-day-prime-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1″ data-analytics-product=”5ced4ee211e20508d8468b29″ data-analytics-product-module=”Product Prime Day” data-analytics-product-area=”insider-pick-slide-button” data-analytics-product-price=”95.02″ class=”insider-pick-button insider-pick-button–large”> Buy for $95.02 (you save $40.97)</a>

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14. Fujifilm Instax Mini 26 with Rainbow Film, $41 (originally $51) [You save $10] [Deal ended]

Instant film photography continues to be popular, and the best is the Instax from Fujifilm because we love the photo quality – nicely saturated colors with an analog feel. If you have a kid who’s been wanting one, Prime Day has a deal on the Instax Mini 26, which comes with a pack of 10 film with multicolored backgrounds. The Mini 26 has a compact size, and it’s simple to use: just frame your shot with the viewfinder and press the shutter button, and then wait for the image to pop out.

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