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Black Friday is behind us, but now the Cyber Monday floodgates have opened and there are some new deals on cameras of all shapes and sizes—not mention lenses, SD cards, tripods, and back-up hard drives.Whether you’d looking for a nice, pocketable point-and-shoot, a full-frame, 4K video-capable mirrorless system, or an action camera that can go anywhere and record anything, there are deals for every skill level, aspiration, and budget. We’ve sifted through the craziness and curated this collection of deals we think are worth checking out.Note: We will update this post with new deals as we find them. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.WIRED’s Cyber Monday CoverageAbsolute Best Cyber Monday DealsLaptop and Tablet DealsTV and Soundbar DealsVideogame and Console DealsCamera and Drone Deals (You are here!)Headphone and Speaker DealsSmartphone and Gadget DealsOutdoor and Fitness DealsDeals Under $50Home, Kitchen, and Mattress DealsDeals That Make Great GiftsGoogle Deals and Amazon DealsDeals: OLED TV, Wirefree Earbuds, iPad 10.2All Our Cyber Monday Articles, Tips, and Holiday GuidesWhen you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here’s how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a 1-year print + digital WIRED subscription for $5 (Cyber Week Discount).Compact, Instant, and Action Cam DealsPhotograph: GoProWe recently overhauled our guides to the best compact cameras and best action cameras. Check them out to learn more.Panasonic Lumix ZS100 for $398 ($300 off)Amazon, AdoramaIf you want telephoto reach in a compact package, Panasonic’s Lumix ZS100 delivers. Rather than the 3X or 4X optical zoom found in most competitors, this camera has a lens with 10X. The camera’s 1-inch sensor is on par with some of the best compact cameras. Standard 4K video and Wi-Fi, along with a great touchscreen interface, make this camera feature-full and easy-to-use.Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II for $399 ($80 off)B&H Photo, AdoramaThis little Canon hits the sweet spot for price, features, and image quality (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s compact, the tilting touchscreen is a standout feature in this class, and the autofocus is surprisingly speedy.GoPro Hero 8 Black $349 ($50 off)Amazon (with SD card), Walmart, Best BuyThe GoPro Hero 8 Black (8/10, WIRED Recommends) brings some major changes to the Hero line. You no longer have to deal with a mounting cage, and some new add-ons make for easier vlogging. But the real highlight is the new customizable menu system, which simplifies using the camera in extreme conditions.Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof Camera for $349 ($100 off)Amazon, AdoramaThe Olympus TG-6 is a tough little camera that soars where smartphones crash (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It offers excellent image quality for a small camera (complete with support for RAW images), and it’s nearly indestructible. If you want a camera that’s a GoPro-style, go-anywhere machine but retains the lens and sensor quality of a point-and-shoot, the TG-6 is your best bet. The only thing I don’t like about it is the inscrutable menu system. Spend some time with the manual, and make sure you learn all the TG-6’s tricks.GoPro Hero 7 Black for $300 ($30 off)$300 (No Accessories): Walmart, Best Buy$330 (With 2 Batteries and a MicroSD Card): Amazon, AdoramaA similar deal has been going on for a while now, but the price has dropped another $30 for Cyber Monday. The Hero 7 is a very capable action camera with 4K video (8/10, WIRED Recommends). It lacks the custom menu features of the Hero 8 Black, but the sensor and lens are the same.DJI Osmo Action for $279 ($100 off)DJI, Amazon ($254), Best Buy, AdoramaDJI’s Osmo Action is my favorite action cam (8/10, WIRED Recommends), and at this price it’s an even sweeter deal. The front screen makes shooting yourself easier, and the frame rates for video match what you get out of DJI’s drones, saving you some headaches in postproduction if you’re combining drone and handheld footage.DJI Osmo Pocket for $309 ($90 off)DJI, Amazon ($295), Best Buy, AdoramaOne part camera, one part gimbal, the Osmo Pocket put a stabilized, drone-style camera into a handheld grip (8/10, WIRED Recommends). The result is an easy way to get super smooth video as you run, walk, ski, even skydive. The downside is that it’s pricey, even on sale. If you have a mobile device capable of quality video, the DJI Osmo Mobile (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is worth considering. (Unfortunately, it’s not on sale.)Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic for $120 ($30 off)Amazon, B&H Photo, AdoramaFujifilm’s Instax prints are a breath of fresh air in a digital world. The miniature Polaroid-style prints aren’t the highest-quality images, but they sure are fun. The Instax Mini 90 is the best Instax camera the company makes. The Mini 90 Neo Classic is compact, comes with a long-lasting rechargeable battery, and gives you more creative control with a push-button close-up lens and a double exposure mode. It’s also super easy to take a selfie from just about any angle.Polaroid Originals Onestep 2 with film for $80 ($50 off)Best Buy, B&H Photo ($99, no film)There are instant cameras we like better, but if you want a Polaroid, and the larger prints you get with Polaroids, this is our top pick (6/10, WIRED Review).Fujifilm Mini 9 Instant Camera with film for $50 ($35 off)Best BuyFujifilm’s Mini 9 is an affordable way into the instant camera world. It’s a great gift for kids too since, at this price, you don’t have to feel quite so bad if your kids drop it or blaze through an entire pack of film in ten seconds.Fujifilm Mini LiPlay Hybrid Instant Camera for $130 ($30 off)B&H Photo, AdoramaThis elegant, pocketable camera is Fujifilm’s latest Instax. As a fun bonus, you can also print out photos from your phone with an app.Mirrorless and DSLR DealsPhotograph: SonyBe sure to check out our guide to mirrorless cameras for some added context.Sony Alpha A7 II Mirrorless Camera with 28-70mm lens for $998 ($600 off)B&H Photo, AdoramaThis Sony A7 II kit deal is one of the best I’ve seen this holiday. You get a great camera (albeit one that’s a few years old) with one of the best kit lenses I’ve used. No, it’s not a fast prime, but it’s better than you think. If you’ve been looking to get into the full-frame mirrorless camera system, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cheaper way to do it.Sony Alpha A7R III Camera Body for $2,498 ($300 off)B&H Photo, Amazon, Best Buy, AdoramaSony recently released the A7R IV, which we have not had a chance to play with yet, but honestly, it’s hard to imagine what could top the previous version. The A7R III offers a 42-megapixel full-frame sensor with fantastic dynamic range and great clarity in the details. This camera is also no slouch when it comes to video.Panasonic Lumix G9 Mirrorless Camera Body for $998 ($500 off)Amazon, AdoramaThe Panasonic Lumix G9 features a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, but can also do an in-camera JPEG or RAW composite image for a 80 megapixels combined image. You also get 5-axis dual image stabilization and 4K video at up to 60p.Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera Body for $1,298 ($700 off)Amazon, AdoramaThe Panasonic GH5 is features a 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter, and stabilized 4K 60P video capabilities. The slightly higher-end GH5S is also on sale for 1,998 ($500 off). This model is the video camera to beat.Nikon Z50 with two lenses for $1,200 ($150 off)Best Buy, AdoramaNikon’s newest APS-C mirrorless camera uses Nikon’s Z lens mount. Aimed at those looking to step up from the world of smartphone photography, the Z50 is still reasonably light and compact but gives you the power of a much larger sensor and interchangeable lenses. I’ve played with it a bit and like what I’ve captured so far, especially using the very compact 16-50mm lens. This deal also includes a 50-250mm, giving you a huge focal-length range in a small, two-lens setup.Canon EOS 6D Mark II for $1,199 ($400 off)B&H Photo (with accessories), Amazon, AdoramaCanon’s long-awaited sequel to the 6D brings a much better 45-point autofocus system, a larger 26-megapixel sensor, and an articulating touchscreen. The 6D continues to be a great choice for the “prosumer”—someone who wants a great Canon but doesn’t need the pro-oriented features of the more expensive 5D Mark IV, which is also on sale at $2,500 ($1,600 off).Nikon D750 DSLR Camera With Accessories for $997 ($700 off)B&H Photo (with accessories), Amazon, AdoramaIs it still worth buying this five-year-old camera? At this price? Definitely. It’s capable of turning out fantastic images, the low-light performance is excellent, and the autofocus, while not on par with the current top of the line, is very good. The D750 is a great way to hop on the full-frame Nikon train.Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Cam with 16-50mm Lens and Accessories for $448 ($200 off)B&H Photo, Amazon (no accessories), AdoramaSony’s A6000 was an underrated gem of a camera when it was first released, and even now, a couple years on, it’s still a great option. It’s light, compact, and delivers fantastic images. At this price you’re getting a quality APS-C interchangeable lens system for the cost of a point-and-shoot. If you’re not interested in the kit lens (and unlike the kit lens for the A7 II above, this one is just so-so), you can get the A6000 body alone for $398 ($150 off).Panasonic Lumix GX85 Mirrorless Camera with two lenses for $448AdoramaThe GX85 is a great rangerfinder-style Micro Four Thirds camera (7/10, WIRED Review). It’s a couple years old, but the 20-megapixel sensor is very sharp even by today’s standards. The only downside is the electronic viewfinder, which is not great. But this kit is well-suited for travel, with two lenses that cover a huge range of photo situations.Deals on LensesAdorama and B&H Photo have some great deals on lenses for just about every camera system.For Canon, there’s a great deal on the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L $499 ($300 off). I also love the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake for $129 ($70 off).Fujifilm’s 16mm F1.4 lens is on sale for $899 ($100 off), and my favorite Micro Four Thirds lens, the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 gets a minor discount at $268 ($30 off) (it’s a great deal at full price).Moment’s telephoto lenses are now discounted ($90 ($30 off), for the loyal phone photo enthusiasts.Olloclip’s phone photography package is also on sale ($100 ($50 off) and includes a phone clip, two lenses, a Bluetooth shutter release, and a microfiber bag.Drones and Accessories DealsPhotograph: DJIDJI Mavic 2 Pro for $1,379 ($350 off)DJI, Best Buy, AdoramaDJI’s Mavic 2 Pro is one of the best drones you can buy (9/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s easy to fly, has tons of safety features—like omnidirectional obstacle avoidance—so you don’t crash, and the camera is capable of some great 4K footage. There are two limitations to be aware of: Hyper-lapse video is limited to 1080p (HD), and the zoom only goes to 2X when shooting 4K.Fujifilm Instax SP-3 Mobile Printer for $110 ($35 off)B&H Photo, AmazonThe Instax SP-3 can turn your photos in to mini Polaroid-style prints. We print everything from not-so-great phone images to heavily processed images from a Sony full-frame camera. The SP-3 handles it all and spits out surprisingly nice prints you can pin up around the house.SanDisk Extreme 128 GB MicroSD Card for $20 ($46 off)Amazon ($15), Best Buy, AdoramaYou can never have too many memory cards, and you should never pay full price for them. Deals like this one happen frequently, but if you’re like me, you never remember to grab them when they’re on sale. Get one now and have it ready to go when you need it. This one isn’t the best for video, but it’s plenty fast for photos.DJI Ronin Gimbal for $479 ($80 off)AmazonThe Ronin Gimbal is our favorite way to get that Steadicam look on a budget. The Ronin is big enough for a mirrorless rig, like the Sony A7 cameras above, but is small enough that it’s not a pain to tote to your shoot.Western Digital 12 TB External Hard Drive for $180 ($100 off)Best BuyWith 12 terabytes of storage, this monster of a drive should be able to keep up with even the most prolific of videographers.SanDisk 2 TB Extreme Portable External SSD for $200 ($50 off)AmazonThis solid-state drive doesn’t drop in price often. This one-day deal matches the one we saw last Prime Day. The lack of moving internal parts means superfast transfer speeds, while the ruggedized enclosure can withstand rain, dust, and falls. This deal is part of a larger one-day sale on SanDisk and WD gear.Manfrotto 61-inch Travel Tripod for $50 ($20)Amazon, Best BuyWith a universal mount, and smartphone clip, this Manfrotto tripod can stabilize just about any camera. It’s a little small and light for a giant DSLR with a huge telephoto lens, but I use it with a Sony A7ii with a 300mm lens all the time and it works great. I like that the leg extensions are clips rather than twist-style locks, which I find less sturdy.Joby GorillaPod Phone Tripod for $14 ($10 off))AmazonWe’re fond of this affordable, portable, and durable phone camera stand.Cyber Monday Retailer Sales PagesWe’ve sifted through most of these major sales for you. 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