As any photographer or aspiring photographer can tell you, photography is not exactly known for its affordable entry price. Even mid-range point and shoot cameras can cost upward of $400 (and often more), which doesn’t even touch the average price of a decent DSLR camera.
Well, sorry to all of those photographers who paid full price for their DSLR gear. If we can help it, you will never be one of them. There are plenty of DSLR deals out there just waiting to be claimed. All you have to do is pay close attention and wait for the right moment to take your shot.
Here are some of the best current DSLR camera, body and lens deals we’ve seen:
DSLR Camera Deals
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR CameraSale Price: $1,799 | Reg. Price: $2,249
This speedy midrange DSLR provides quick and accurate focusing with low-light sensitivity at a solid price. The EOS 7D Mark II is especially suited for quick-paced live shots that may be challenging for a slower camera, and its versatility makes it a fine selection for your personal photography style.
Aside from a handful of rock-bottom refurbished prices that have cropped up in the last few years, this is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a new Canon EOS 7D kit. This camera comes with a free Wi-Fi adapter, and don’t forget to select the “Free Accessory Kit” option that comes with a Watson LP-E6NH battery pack, a SanDisk memory card and a Ruggard Journey shoulder bag.
Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR CameraSale Price: $399 | Reg. Price: $449
If you’re reading this article because you’re horrified by the entry price to DSLR photography, worry not — you can get a Canon EOS Rebel T7 for under $400 at B&H Photo and Video. The T7 comes with a free SanDisk memory card as well as the latest edition of Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, so you can jump right into building and editing your photo collection. This budget-level Canon camera kit foregoes bells and whistles in favor of affordability, but it is still a serviceable companion for high-resolution still shots and creative filter experimentation.
Nikon D500 DSLR with AF-S DX NIKKORSale Price: $2,096.95 | Reg. Price: $2,666.95
Missing the perfect shot is harder than ever before, thanks to the Nikon D500’s impressive specs. With 10fps for up to 200 shots, sensitivity up to ISO 51200 and an easily-maneuverable lightweight body, this is a great DSLR for action-packed shoots and wildlife photography.
If the sale price is still hard to swallow, consider Adorama’s generous batch of freebies. Your order comes with a Slinger Alpine shoulder bag, a suite of ProOptic filters and cleaning supplies, Corel Photo Video Art Suite, an Ulanzi MT-11 tripod in addition to a memory card complete with a storage wallet.
DSLR Body Deals
Nikon D850 DSLR Camera Body With Free PC Accessory BundleSale Price: $2,496.95 | Reg. Price: $2,996.95
This Nikon D850 deal has a particularly robust selection of free accessories, which include a full suite of Corel studio software, a Green Extreme battery pack and memory stick, multiple ProOptic cleaning kits and a SanDisk memory card paired with a storage case. This Nikon standby is ideal for landscape photography, macros and anything else that requires quick focus shifting for a clear shot from front to back.
If you are fully stocked on peripherals and just want a deal on a camera body, you can buy a used D850 for $500 less than this kit.
Pentax K-70 DSLR Body with Free Accessories, BlackSale Price: $546.95 | Reg. Price: $646.95
If $2,500 is considered a deal in the DSLR world, a $546 camera body with a bevy of free accessories is a downright steal. The Pentax K-70 is a compact budget option that foregoes some bells and whistles for its waterproof and dustproof durability, powerful motion correction and in-body shake reduction — ideal for preserving the quality of quick shots and precious memories alike.
Similar to the rest of Adorama’s camera deals, the K-70 comes packed with a ProOptic cleaning kit, a Power2000 replacement battery, a Lowepro camera bag, a Takama tripod and an assortment of other protective tools.
Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera (Body Only)Sale Price: $934.95 | Reg. Price: $1,134.95
Having trouble deciding between a camera made for dynamic still photos or one designed with video in mind? Why choose when you can pick up a Canon EOS 80D for under $935! Flexible imaging specs and focusing systems give the 80D an edge suited for any occasion, even those with mixed lighting and moving subjects. The flip-out LCD touchscreen provides further versatility which allows you to work from the best possible angle.
DSLR Lens Deals
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Standard Lens, BlackSale Price: $169.99 | Reg. Price: $199.99
This Nikon AF-S NIKKOR standard lens is a good deal for newcomers hesitant about dropping a lot of cash on a pricey lens as well as professional photographers who need a simple lightweight option in their lens arsenal. While it might not be your go-to for complex action shots in mixed lighting, its 35mm focal length and f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for low light and tastefully blurred backgrounds.
Slickdeals user Str8 noted that the Nikon DX line doesn’t go on sale very often, so this is a good time to buy if you are still on the fence.
Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR LensSale Price: $396.95 | Reg. Price: $596.95
Compared to its simpler sibling above, Nikon’s AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm is better suited for precise autofocus aided by the extra focal length from its telephoto zoom, further stabilized by its ultra-quiet AF-P pulse motor and Vibration Reduction. Even if the automatic focus assistance doesn’t give you the results you’re looking for, you can control the internal lens groups manually for consistent lens length and faster focus.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens for Canon EFSale Price: $1,059 | Reg. Price: $1,299
You might have to pay the premium for this Sigma Art Lens, but the expense is well worth it for photographers who aspire to make every shot a work of art. Sigma’s Art line is renowned for its optical performance and versatile selection of focal lengths. With three SLD elements and four aspherical elements, you can effortlessly remove unwanted distortions and anomalies in your shot — or hone them in your own unique and creative way.
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