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Cyber Monday camera deals live blog: the best deals that are live right now

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One of the best ways to grab a camera bargain is to line your crosshairs on a camera that’s been recently replaced – you get modern specs, but with savings that can cover a new lens. Luckily, there are two examples of those cameras in this year’s Cyber Monday camera deals – the Sony A7 III (in the UK ) and Fujifilm X-T3 (for those in the US).

(Image credit: Sony)

You can now get the Sony A7 III (body only) for an impressive £1,469 (was £1,697) at Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve seen for what is a genuine modern classic. Offering similar value is the Fujifilm X-T3 (still my main workhorse camera) which you can now buy for $1,099 (body-only) at Adorama. Both cameras are a generation old, but pound-for-pound among the best around.

Sony A7 III (body only) £1,697 £1,469 at Amazon
Fujifilm X-T3 (body only)
$1,499 $1,099 at Adorama 

GoPro’s Cyber Monday discounts have been a little, well, un-gnarly so far, but its rival Insta360 has some very decent discounts on its range of eccentric little cameras. The One X2 is, in particular, the most fun camera I’ve used in the past few years – it’s incredibly easy to weave together a dramatic movie from its 360-degree footage using its mobile app. I still remember the first time I made a Children of Men-style, one-shot camera move as I weaved through some London protests.

Insta360 One X2 on a blue background

(Image credit: Insta360)

You can get 10% off the One X2 right now, with the discount taking its price down to $386.99 (was $429.99), or £386 (was £429.99) in the UK. If you need something a little more discreet, then the Insta360 Go 2 $269 (was $269) is a more affordable choice – and its case handily doubles as a remote control.

Insta360 One X2 $429.99 $386.99 at Amazon

This Fujifilm GFX 50R price slash definitely earns ‘zinger’ status – it brings medium format down to a price level that was previously unheard of. That’s still seriously expensive, of course, but it’s no pricier than the latest full-frame mirrorless cameras – and if you’re mainly a landscape or portrait shooter, it makes a lot of sense. 

Fujifilm GFX50R on a green background

(Image credit: Fujifilm)

The GFX 50 R takes most of the things we love about the Fujifilm’s X-series cameras and takes things up a notch with that medium format sensor, which is about 1.7x bigger than full-frame. You’ll need to splash out thousands more on GFX lenses, of course, but it’s a camera system that’ll last you a lifetime.

Fujifilm GFX 50R: $4,499 $2,999 at Adorama

So early in our cameras live blog, and I’m already veering the talk towards…tripods. Bear with me, though, because this is a tripod I’ve actually just bought during Cyber Monday, after a months of hesitation. I’m talking about the Peak Design Travel Tripod, which is currently 10% off, but only until the end of Cyber Monday.

Peak Design Travel Tripod

(Image credit: Peak Design)

It’s a real beauty, as far as tripods go anyway – and the discount has even given me an excuse to go for the carbon fiber version, even though it’s still a tad overpriced. The Travel Tripod weighs only 1.29kg, which should give my poor spine a welcome breather during photo shoots, and it folds away so neatly compared to other tripods, which will make me feel smug. If you’ve been thinking about getting a compact travel tripod, it’s a good time to buy Peak Design’s modern classic.

Peak Design Travel Tripod (Carbon fiber): $599.95 $539.95 at Peak Design
Peak Design Travel Tripod (Aluminium):
$349.95 $314.95 at Peak Design

Welcome to our Cyber Monday cameras live blog. We’ve been leafing through all of the photographic deals that are still going strong from Black Friday, as well as cherry-picking all of the best Cyber Monday deals that have just gone live in the past few hours.

To kick things off, here’s perhaps the most unlikely deal of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend – a bargain Leica. Well, it’s a bargain in Leica-land anyway – a $1,995 discount on the Leica TL2 with 18-56mm lens, taking its price down to a relatively low $2,495 at B&H Photo Video (was $4,490).

Okay, it’s still not exactly an impulse buy, but it does get you a beautiful APS-C camera milled from a block of aluminum, and a fine, versatile walkaround lens. Leica discounts don’t happen every Cyber Monday, so grabbing this one would be a badge of honor for any photographer.


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