Cheap Camera: A New Layout With Some Polaroid & Canon Savings

Welcome back to our regular Tuesday edition of Cheap Photo, or what we like to call, Cheap Camera. Today is all about cameras; deals and savings and notable availability on the most important piece of equipment to any photographer. Today I wanted to shake up the format slightly from our usual layout, make sure and let me know what you think.

Today’s camera savings: 29 deals, totaling $6,775 worth of savings on some of the best cameras around.

Camera Saving Quick Links

We keep a running list of the best deals that we know about (see the running list section below) but we can’t stay on top of all the possible deals and savings. To that end, if you would like to take a look for yourself at all of the deals, not just the ones we have highlighted. You can do so by clicking one of the quick links below. Happy Hunting!



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Deal Highlight 1: Today Only, Polaroid Snap Cameras


Amazon is currently running a special one day only deal on Polaroid Snap cameras. These are digital instant share cameras, probably the most similar product you can equate right now is Fuji’s Instax line (though that is much mroe robust that this Polaroid offering). If you have been looking for an inexpensive way to get one of these instant share cameras, today is the day! Amazon has two options for you:

  • Polaroid Snap Camera w/ Free 50pack of Paper ($99.98, Save $25): Get The Deal
  • Polaroid Snap Camera w/ Free 50pack & Case ($112, Save $25): Get The Deal

Deal Highlight 2: Canon 5Ds

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 5Ds first impressions product photos (9 of 10)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 4.0

This baby is currently the 35mm format resolution king with its 50MP sensor, and classic Canon ergonomics. For many of us, this camera is a dream camera, but for those who have it with-in the budget, this is a killer offering. It also happens to be on slae right now for $300 off!

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XT10 first impressions (11 of 15)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 4.0

Top Camera Bundle Deals

If you are just getting into photography, or you are looking to switch systems, a camera bundle can be a great way to save some money and limit the amount of verbal abuse you get from your spouse when they see the bank statement. We have highlighted a few bundles we think are above average below, enjoy. 

  • Fujifilm X-T10 Two Lens Bundle w/16-50mm & 50-230mm ($899, Save $200): Get The Deal
  • Nikon D7100 w/ 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ($1,096Save $600): Get The Deal
  • Canon Rebel T6s  w/ 50mm f/1.8 STM ($974): Get The Deal
  • Canon EOS M3 w/ EF-M 18-55mm ($549, Save $250): Get The Deal
  • Sony A7S II Accessory Bundle ($2949, Save $250): Get The Deal

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon T5i camera review product images (3 of 7)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.5

Our Running List of Camera Savings

Ok, enough highlights for today. You can find our full running list of camera deals below, currently totalling 29 deals. Remember to let us know via a comment below if you happen to know about a deal that we missed, or if you happen to find an error. Thanks!

Canon (11 Deals)

Nikon (5 Deals)

Sony (4 Deals)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 product images (4 of 6)ISO 1001-180 sec at f - 4.0

Fujifilm (3 Deals)

Panasonic (3 Deals)

Olympus (3 Deals)

Pentax (1 Deals)

We licensed this image to Pentax/Ricoh earlier this year.

Some Final Thoughts & Additional Notes

That is it for today’s Cheap Camera post. Hopefully, you liked this format/layout a little better than the usual (if not make sure to let me know).

Also worth mentioning, and will be covered again tomorrow, but Sigma announced a couple of new Mother’s Day lens deals on their 18-300mm & 150-600mm C lens. If your mom (or wife) has been asking for a new lens, maybe one of these could fit the bill. Amazon’s shipping is killer too, so if you ordered today you could probably still get it before Mother’s Day!

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.