The best photography deals right now: Amazon Spring Deal Days 2024

We've searched for and found the best deals on photography gear that you need to know about - for Black Friday and beyond


by William Austin-Lobley |
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Photography is a phenomenal hobby. We might be biased as a team consisting of some avid photographers, but we recognise it as one of the best ways to get creative and express yourself. If you catch the bug, you’ll have a lifelong passion, but sadly, it’s not the cheapest pastime. While events like Black Friday offer a great chance to grab some of the best photography deals, that’s not until November. Thankfully, the Amazon Spring Deal Days are at hand.

Running between March 20th and March 25th 2024, this springtime sales event is here to give us some excuses to splash out on new fancy gear and top-up on some essentials before we all head out again for those bright springtime shoots.

The best photography deals at a glance:

Cameras and lenses

Best Sony deal: Sony Alpha 7R III - WAS £1,999, NOW £1759

Best Canon deal: Canon EOS 90D - WAS £1,699, NOW £1265

Best GoPro deal: GoPro HERO11 - WAS £400, NOW £299

Best drone deal: DJI Mini 3 - WAS £429, NOW £339

Accessories

Best lightweight tripod deal: Joby GorillaPod 3K - WAS £110, NOW £50

Best tripod deal: Manfrotto Element MII - WAS £109, NOW £98

Best camera bag deal: Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 250 - WAS £160, NOW £134

Best speedlite deal: NEEWER Z1-C TTL Round Head Flash Speedlite - WAS £180, NOW £145

Why buy during a sale?

As anyone with a fleeting interest in photography will know, photography is expensive, especially if you invest in the more advanced gear. Rolling around the countryside with a budget compact is perfect if you’re trying to capture a few fleeting views, but it will cost you if you find yourself looking for a more substantial setup.

That is, of course, unless you’re savvy with your buying.

Seasonal sales are a great way to pick yourself up a bargain. Whether it’s a new camera, shiny new lens or anything else photographic, these periods represent the best time to grab a new piece kit. The problem is that trying to find the best deals can be a real struggle.

And unless you’re willing to wade through pages of baby monitors and cheap beauty vlogger ring lights, you may gloss over the most alluring deals. Thankfully, we’re here to do the dirty work. That’s right, we have trawled through the best of the best to find you the must-have bargains for the best prices. All you need to do is sit yourself down, get your credit card ready and start planning your next shoot.

The best photography deals: Amazon Spring Deal Days 2024

View all of Amazon’s camera deals here

Cameras and lenses

Best Sony deal

Save 12%

Sony Alpha 7R III Full-Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Camera
Price: £1,759 (was £1,999)

A darling of Sony’s Alpha range, the 7R III is a versatile, high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring a 42.4MP sensor, fast autofocus, 10 fps continuous shooting, and exceptional image quality even in low light.

Best Canon lens deal

Under £100

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens
Price: $99 (was £129.99)
Alternative retailers
Walmart$273.52View offer

Who doesn’t love a nifty 50? Perfect for portraits or tighter-framed outdoors photography, this is a trusty lens from Canon with a wide f/1.8 aperture, perfect for low-light conditions and creating beautiful background blur. It's equipped with an STM motor for smooth and near-silent autofocus, making it ideal for both photography and videography.

Best Sony lens deal

Save 29%

Sony SEL40F25G FE 40mm F2.5 G Series Prime Lens
Price: $449 (was £630)

Sharp and quick, just like all good primes should be. This from Sony is ideal for street shooters who want a tighter frame, or product and portrait. It offers high image quality and beautiful bokeh, encapsulating the G Lens series' renowned characteristics in a design that's easy to carry anywhere. A real versatile choice at a good price.

Best GoPro deal

Save 25%

GoPro HERO11 Action Camera
Price: £299 (was £399.99)

The GoPro HERO11 Black – if you know action cameras, you already know all about this. It's a durable bit of kit that offers cinematic 5.3K60 and 2.7K240 video capabilities. It features a 24.7-megapixel sensor for high-quality stills and video, waterproof design, and advanced stabilisation. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts.

Best drone deal

£90 off

DJI Mini 3 Drone
Price: £339 (was £429)

The DJI Mini 3 can do it all. It’s perfect for capturing grand images of landscapes and cityscapes, or capturing exciting 4K video footage.

Best instant camera deal

Save 30%

Polaroid Now+ Gen 2 Instant Camera
Price: $99 (was £139.99)
Alternative retailers
Walmart$129.00View offer
Adorama$143.78View offer
Best Buy$149.99View offer
BuyDig.com$149.99View offer

The charm of instant photography with a modern twist, including a creative companion app and Bluetooth. We love these for bringing simplicity to photography and adding a retro charm to holidays, weddings and other events.

Accessories

Best camera bag deal

16% off

Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 250 AW Backpack
Price: $133.99 (was £160)
Alternative retailers
Adorama$218.00View offer
B&H Photo Video$219.02View offer

Landscape photography is bliss. Carrying photographic equipment to said landscapes is not bliss. That is, unless you have a bag that can evenly distribute the weight as you hike to your viewpoint – enter the Lowepro backpack, now with a tasty discount.

Best lightweight tripod

Save 55%

Joby GorillaPod 3K Tripod Kit
Price: $50 (was £110)
Alternative retailers
Adorama$28.00View offer
B&H Photo Video$45.00View offer

The premium choice for content creators the world over, the Joby 3K GorillaPod is a versatile and lightweight tripod. Use it at arm's length for some self-stick style video, or wrap the legs around a rail for some creative long exposures. Whatever you want, this can do it – now with 50 percent off. 

Many of the other Joby GorillaPod sizes are discounted too - click through to the item page to take a look.

Best exposure meter deal

10% off

Sekonic SE L478D LiteMaster Pro Touchscreen Exposure Metre
Price: £285.99 (was £318.99)

A must-have for professional sessions. This model is ever-accurate and won’t let videographers or photographers down.

Best tripod deal

Under £100

Manfrotto Element MII Camera Tripod
Price: £97.99 (was £109)

A lightweight tripod ideal for travel, and from a brand that you can trust. A good tripod is never cheap, but a 10 percent discount certainly takes the sting out of the buy.

Best backdrop deal

Save 18%

Neewer Backdrop Stand, 10ft x 7ft
Price: $44.90 (was £54.49)

An essential for anyone using a backdrop. This set is steady and secure, comes with clips and sandbags, and has 18 percent off today.

How to find the best deals during sales

There are a lot of photography sites out there, and it can be difficult to navigate them to locate the best deals on camera, lenses and camera accessories.

Take, for example, Amazon.co.uk. Though not a specialist camera retailer, it’s a huge site that offers great prices on cameras and related accessories. Though it does its best to serve you the best deals during a time of sale, it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate, making some unmissable deals easy to overlook.

WEX Photo Video is an example of a specialised retailer with a vast range of new and second-hand products. Though it's impossible not to find camera gear for sale here, searching through its deal pages can still be overwhelming and time-consuming, filtering out products and price ranges until you find something that takes your fancy. Again, this can make unmissable deals easy to overlook.

Here are a few tips to help you make sure that you are getting the best prices on the products that matter most to you:

Know what you want ahead of time

The easiest way to ensure you’re getting the deal that matters is to research products and have them in your basket ready to go should they receive a saving.

We’ve got plenty of buyer’s guides to help you in these efforts, rounding up the best Canon camera to the best action cameras and the best telephoto lenses through to the best camera bags. Have a look, find what you need, and head straight from them when the sales roll around.

Sign up for our newsletter

We regularly send emails detailing our latest technology and fitness products articles. Around sales events, we switch tack and make them all about showing you the best deals available.

If you sign up for our newsletter, we won’t spam you with rubbish – we keep it straightforward and honest. Depending on the length of a sales event, you’ll get around two emails detailing the savings you could be making.

Keep this article open

We’ll regularly update this article with the latest photography deals. We do all the scrabbling and searching, so you don’t have to – check back throughout the sale to see what’s new.

I haven’t heard of some of these brands. Are they legitimate?

While the big manufacturers control cameras and lenses, the peripherals have been blown wide open over the past few years. Some brands come with years of experience working for bigger names. We’re only recommending brands we’ve personally heard of or items with user feedback to back up their claims.

Is there anywhere I can see independent reviews?

We have plenty of reviews up in our Photography section where we look at cameras, lenses and everything photography. It’s a great place to search for your chosen product to see if we’ve looked at it yet and what we thought.

Will I be getting the latest gear?

Some items may be relatively new. Some items may be a generation or two older, though they are still available to buy from new. While this usually means that the tech may not be cutting edge, image quality has been consistently excellent for the past half-decade so you’ll still be getting brilliant gear at a fraction of the usual price, allowing you to take the next leap in kit without the price tag.

Are these all the deals?

These are the best deals currently available. However, more deals are usually added frequently that we may not have added yet. That said, stock may be limited, and some deals may be time-sensitive. If you need it, we recommend grabbing it while it’s there!

William Austin-Lobleyis the Editor for What's The Best. Here, he oversees, curates and researches listicles and reviews as many products as his home office can handle.

He has spent nearly five years writing about tech, audio, outdoors and fitness and has reviewed everything from smartphones to ice baths. In addition, he's well-versed in sniffing out the best deals and savings the internet offers.

When not at his desk writing, reviewing or deal-hunting, he'll be relaxing with Japanese crime novels, bingeing some classic anime, strolling the countryside with his camera or at the gym listening to the heaviest metal Spotify has to offer.

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