Amazon Prime Day 2021 is here, and takes place from 21-22 June. Although it is not such a major shopping event as Black Friday, there are still some great deals for photographers, more of which will unfold over the next two days. Keep coming back to these pages to find our pick of the best discounts!
How to get the most from Amazon Prime Day
Look out for lightning deals
Amazon recommends using the Watch List to keep track of these on Prime Day.
Blue means ‘deal’
Prime day deals are colour coded, so watch out for blue badges to save big.
Early deals with Alexa
Alexa can get you early access to some great deals, and no special password is necessary
Canon EOS RP + RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens: now ￡1,299 from ￡1,569
This lightweight mirrorless camera features a 26.2MP full-frame sensor, ISO 50-102,400 (extended), 5 fps continuous shooting and a streamlined, easy-to-use control layout with plenty of customisation.
“Rather than simply porting across the existing EOS DSLR interface, it’s employed some clever new ideas, such as the Dial Function setting and Fv exposure mode,” we said in our original review. “The JPEG output is excellent and the fully-articulated screen affords extra compositional flexibility.”
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 18-150mm kit: now ￡689 from ￡889
You can now save ￡200 on both the black and white versions of this mirrorless camera with the versatile 18-150mm kit lens. It features a 24.1MP APS-C sensor, 1.04m-dot, 3-inch fully articulated touchscreen, 2.36m-dot EVF and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor.
The update, the EOS M50 Mark II, isn’t a radical departure,? so the original is still a good deal (though the Mark II features improved AF, most notably Eye AF? for photo and Full HD video).
You can also get the EOS M50 body only for ￡429.
Canon EOS 90D Body Only: now ￡999 from ￡1249
This relatively recent (2019) DSLR features a 32.5-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor, ISO 100-25,600 (expandable to ISO 51,200), 10fps continuous shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF and Microphone and headphone input. “It feels well constructed and up to the task to delivering great results in testing conditions,” said our original review.
Nikon Z5 + Z 24-50mm kit: now ￡1269 from ￡1719
There is a good deal here on Nikon’s first entry level full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring a 24.3MP sensor, EXPEED 6 image processor, 5-axis in-body stabilisation, 0.5in, 3,680k-dot OLED EVF, 4.5fps burst shooting and Dual SD card slots.
“Touted as an entry-level model, the Z5 is much more advanced than this basic classification suggests,” said our original review. “It’s alike to the Z6 in terms of its build quality and handling, but by making a few alternations such as equipping it with a CMOS sensor, removing the top plate display and employing a lower-resolution screen, Nikon has been able to make it cheaper.”
Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Bundle: now ￡1689 from ￡1979
Another good deal here on this powerful all-rounder mirrorless model, which features a 24.5MP sensor, 5-axis in-body stabilisation, 12fps burst shooting. “The Z 6 is an astonishingly impressive camera for the money and is the full-frame camera to go for if you don’t require the Nikon Z 7’s super high resolution output,” said our original review.
Panasonic Lumix G9 and 12-60 mm lens: now ￡979 from ￡1299
Released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Lumix G system in 2017, this still-powerful mirrorless camera features a 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus image processor, ISO 200-25,600 expandable to ISO 100-25,600, 12fps burst shooting (with mechanical shutter in AF-S mode) or 60fps burst shooting (with electronic shutter in AF-S mode), 3 inch, 1040-k dot vari-angle touchscreen and 5-axis Dual I.S II image stabiliser (effective to 6.5 stops).
It also offers high-resolution 40MP & 80MP modes, and the ability to extract 8-megapixel stills from 4K video footage at 60fps, or 18-megapixel stills from 6K video at 30fps.
Panasonic Lumix GX9 with 12-32mm lens: now ￡499 from ￡599
Attractive and compact rangefinder-style mirrorless camera? features a 20.3-megapixel Four Thirds sensor without an optical low-pass filter. It also offers ISO 100-25600 (extended), a 2.76m-dot tilting viewfinder, 1.24m-dot 3-inch tilting touchscreen, 5-axis in-body stabilisation and 4K video recording.
It also adopts the same improved JPEG colour processing as the high-end G9 and offers an enhanced version of Panasonic’s attractive L. Monochrome mode that aims to simulate the look of black & white film.