Most camera enthusiasts make big purchases on Black Friday to take advantage of the best deals. Planning ahead is important so you can immediately secure a good camera with different features like Bluetooth and self-timers, as we’ve discussed on Instant Camera Black Friday. Otherwise, you risk becoming overwhelmed, which might cost you the opportunity to buy a high-quality camera at a discounted price.
To help out, we’ve compiled a list of four cameras that you should immediately add to your Black Friday wishlist. Keep reading to find out which one best fits your hobby and lifestyle.
GoPro Hero10 Black
GoPro deals are abundant on several platforms during Black Friday. In 2022, the GoPro HERO9 Black was in demand thanks to its 5k video capability and front-facing Live View screen, which you can use to monitor yourself while shooting. Its successor is the GoPro Hero10 Black, which has the same capabilities but with more frame rate options and improved low-light performance — a valuable upgrade from the HERO9’s outdated processor.
Its razor-sharp 5.3K video and 240 frames-per-second slow motion have earned the Hero10 Black its reputation as the best action camera. Adventurers who have been wanting a camera to take along every exciting experience can look forward to Black Friday when the Hero10 Black’s average price of $400 drops to a more affordable rate.
Canon EOS 200D Mark II
Absolute beginners to cameras can get into DSLR photography with the EOS 200D Mark II. This is Canon’s smallest DSLR camera to date, but it comes with the standard quality features of a 24MP APS-C sized sensor, 4K resolution video recording, and compatibility with a huge range of high-quality lenses. Its average retail price is under $1000 as well, making this a budget-friendly option for those who don’t want to spend too much on a camera body.
The EOS 200D Mark II also includes more advanced features such as the sports-friendly 5 frames-per-second continuous shooting rate, time-lapse video, and a 3-inch tilting LCD screen. People who are into recording vlogs and taking selfies can easily take advantage of these features.
Sony Alpha a7R V
Price cuts are available on all types of Sony cameras, lenses, and photography accessories during Black Friday. However, fans who have been following Sony’s line can look forward to the Sony Alpha a7R V mirrorless digital camera. This model is one of the highest resolution and quality cameras that Sony has to offer, with deep learning technology that supports powerful real-time recognition AF. This builds upon the success of predecessors in the R line and is coupled with an all-new 61.0 MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor.
The sensor is paired with Sony’s latest BIONZ XR image processing engine, so even camera amateurs can expect extreme versatility and clear imagery. Otherwise, photography enthusiasts who are looking for the opportunity to explore one of the latest mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras can make full use of the Alpha a7R V.
Film cameras are an acquired taste for hobbyists, and reduced prices make Black Friday the best time to look towards investing in one. Leica’s new M11 digital rangefinder works like the film cameras from the past. The M11 is compatible with lenses that are decades old and has no option for video capture. However, it contains all of the modern technology to ensure a smooth photography experience — including a 60-megapixel backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor and sophisticated metering tools.
The M11’s retail price goes up to $8,995, solely for the camera body. Leica lenses, which range from $2,500 to $12,000, are sold separately. If there’s any time to fulfill your Leica digital film wishlist, it’s Black Friday 2023.
Black Friday 2023 is still a few months away, so use this time to research more thoroughly. For more inspiration on what to add to your wishlist, check out our other articles on Black Friday Salez.