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The 9 best camera deals still available after October Prime Day

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale (aka October Prime Day 2022 or Prime Day 2) has ended, but ZDNET has found the best camera deals that are still available.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer
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With the holidays quickly approaching, sales season is in full swing. Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, which has been deemed "October Amazon Prime Day," featured incredible deals to help you save before Black Friday. Whether you're buying Christmas gifts or updating your home and office, you were able to take advantage of everything Amazon had on sale.

If you're a photography enthusiast, the Prime Early Access Sale was an excellent opportunity to pick up a new camera. Whether you're on the hunt for an action cam, DSLR, or your first mirrorless camera, there were plenty of entry-level and high-end ticket items on sale.

Also: What is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

ZDNET has compiled a list of the best early Prime Early Access camera sales still available, so you won't miss out on these enticing discounts. 

Also: Best 'Amazon Prime Early Access Sale' deals

The best camera deals on Amazon for October Prime Day

The Amazon deals worth checking out are below, and we've highlighted other great finds at non-Amazon retailers, such as Target and Best Buy, too. 


  • Current price: $998
  • Original price: $1672

While not strictly limited to Prime members, this deal on the Sony Alpha a7 is too good not to mention. The Sony Alpha a7 is a robust mirrorless camera offering a full-frame sensor at 24.3MP resolution, image stabilization, and weather resistance. This bundle comes with a 28-70mm lens, although plenty of different configurations are on offer.

More October Prime Day 2022 camera deals

Here are the latest Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals we could find on cameras:

Best camera deals not at Amazon

Target, Walmart, and other retailers are running competing sales at the same time as Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. ZDNET is keeping an eye on those sales and plans to include the top deals on cameras from them.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals?

ZDNET only writes about deals for products we, ourselves, would want to buy -- devices and products we enjoy, need, or would recommend to our family and friends. Our experts looked for deals on products that are either rarely on sale or available for a noteworthy discount. We use established price comparison tools and trackers to determine whether or not a deal was worth your time and money.

We also use customer reviews to get the inside scoop on products from people who've actually used them. In addition, we also often test devices ourselves so we can bring you accurate advice.

What is Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day')?

Amazon announced a new sales event in 2022: a Prime Day-like sale in October called Prime Early Access Sale. It's designed to give shoppers early access to thousands of deals ahead of the holiday season. Although it's not officially branded a "Prime Day" sale, it's similar: It lasts a couple of days and is limited to Prime subscribers. 

If you're not a Prime member, you can still sign up for a free 30-day trial, or instead see what sales other US retailers launch in response. 

Also: Prime Day 2: What is Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale?

When is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day')?

The Prime Early Access Sale will span 48 hours, launched over two days in October 2022. The sales event will start on October 11 (Tuesday) and last until October 12 (Wednesday).

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2 sale will take place Oct. 11 and 12 

What are the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day') deals under $20?

ZDNET actually rounded up the best deals under $20 on Amazon right here:

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