2015 Photography Black Friday Buying Guide

Looking for your first camera or maybe a gift for your favorite photography friend?

Below are some of the best deals available from major retailers for gifts or individuals looking to get into photography on a budget. This post will cover:

  • Nikon Camera Deals

  • Canon Camera Deals

  • Gift Ideas + Accessory Deals 

Keep an eye on twitter during Black Friday for more live deals!

Nikon Camera Deals

There are a few stores with Nikon camera bundles. Sam's Club, Target, and Best Buy all have a D3300 two lens bundle (18-55 and 55-200) with a free bag and WiFi adapter for just under $500. 

This bundle can be found at Best Buy, Target, and Sam's Club for about $499.

This bundle can be found at Best Buy, Target, and Sam's Club for about $499.

If $499 is out of your budget though but you still want Nikon, you can get a D3200 2 lens kit right now for $396, and you'd be helping out this site at the same time! (Thanks!)

If a refurnished camera is okay you can also get a D3200 kit with an 18-55mm lens for only $299 from bhphotovideo or a variety of choices at Nikon's online store (if you like flippy screens, you can get the D5100 refurbished for only $449)

Canon Camera Deals

Canon seems to have the most universal deal. There is a Canon T5 kit with two lenses (18-55 and 55-300). Most stores are offering it with a bag, SD card, or both. It's a pretty inclusive kit although the camera is a year old now and a bit bare. Sam's Club, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Kohl's all have this deal so it should be fairly easy to get a hold of. The kit comes in at a nice low $399.

This $399 Canon 2 lens kit can be found at most major retailers, including Sam's Club, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Kohl's.

This $399 Canon 2 lens kit can be found at most major retailers, including Sam's Club, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Kohl's.

If you already have a Canon lens or can find one for cheap, you can find a refurbished Canon T5 for only $239 on Ebay. As always with Ebay purchases though, use caution.

Gift Ideas and Accessory Deals

Not looking for a camera or need a gift for a friend photography? These should be pretty safe bets.

Memory Cards

Memory cards are always a safe stocking stuffer, you can never have enough of them! 

Buying memory cards can be somewhat tricky though with all the numbers. If you don't know what they all mean, check out the blog post on memory cards here!

I saw deals at Best Buy, Staples, and Target, this should also be an easy one to find online like at Amazon too. The going rate for a good card looks to be about $20 for a 64GB card, or $10-12 for 32GB so look for around that and reference the memory cards blog post when you need too.

Want an easy link and help out the site? Pick up this 64GB card for only $20.

Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Have a photography friend who gets up early for the perfect sunrise? Help them get their coffee fix with one of these fun lens-inspired mugs! You can pick between a Nikon lens for $20 or a Canon lens for $15.

This fun Nikon replica coffee mug can be found on Amazon for around $20

This fun Nikon replica coffee mug can be found on Amazon for around $20

Printer 

Get your photos off Facebook and onto paper with this Best Buy $20 printer deal.

Get your photos off Facebook and onto paper with this Best Buy $20 printer deal.

Don't let all of your photos exist solely on Facebook. Print them out! Best Buy is having a door-buster deal on an HP printer for only $19.99!

Unfortunately I can't attest to the quality of this printer, but as a bridge to get an established photographer into self-printing it should do well enough.

Have any questions about these deals or want an opinion on a deal you found? Leave it in the comments below! 

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