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The best Amazon Prime Day camera deals

What is the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 camera deal on Amazon? The Panasonic LUMIX S5 is our top choice.
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Cameras and photography accessories always appear over Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, and 2022 is no exception.

The initial outlay for a quality camera setup can be expensive, and with the cost of living going up, shopping events like Prime Day provide an opportunity to make some serious savings on a camera body, lenses, and any additional equipment you want to buy. 

In recent years, the options available for both hobbyist and professional photographers have exploded. You can now choose between high-spec compacts and mirrorless designs, mid and entry-level devices that can be ramped up with the right lens, or DSLRs with specializations in stills or videography. 

Check out our top Amazon Prime Day deals on cameras below:

  • Current price: $1497
  • Original price: $1997

A fantastic camera deal on offer this Prime Day is a $500 discount on the Panasonic LUMIX S5. This full-frame mirrorless camera has impressive specifications a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, a dual ISO (51200), autofocus, image stabilization, and a double SD card slot. The camera is L-mount compatible. 

The LUMIX S5 can also shoot video in 4K (FHD 180fps slow motion) and a 4:3 Anamorphic mode, as well as JPEG stills in 96 MP high-res mode.

  • Current price: $2998
  • Original price: $3499

The Sony Alpha 7R IV camera is an impressive option on sale over Prime Day. This full-frame camera is a modern, mirrorless alternative to traditional DSLRs and is suitable for professional use. The camera contains a 61MP Exmor R sensor, ISO (50 - 102,400), and AE/AF-compatible shooting of up to 10fps (continuous shooting).

Keep in mind that this is the body only, which means you will need to invest in a lens or two. 

  • Current price: $1799
  • Original price: $2148

If you're looking for a high-spec camera, the Olympus Mark III camera is on sale over Amazon Prime Day. With a discount of over $300, this bundle contains the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III body, a compact model with a 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, quad-core processors, a touchscreen display, and image stabilization. 

In addition, the kit contains a lens to start you off, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens, with a focal lens of 24mm to 90mm (35mm equivalent.).

  • Current price: $249
  • Original price: $369

If action cameras are more your scene, you can pick up a GoPro HERO8 bundle with a discount over Prime Day. The bundle contains a HERO8 action camera -- suitable for cycling and extreme sports -- as well as a carry case, protective housing, and two rechargeable batteries. 

  • Current price: $739
  • Original price: $799

While not an official Prime Day deal, this Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR camera bundle is worth considering. 

The discount isn't amazing, admittedly, but if you are looking to upgrade your gear and photography with a professional-grade camera and all the accessories you could ever need, this deal is worth checking out. 

The bundle contains a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR camera, an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 is II lens and a 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens, two 32GB memory cards, a camera case, charger, flash gun, filters, card reader, and a tripod.

What is the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 camera deal?

Amazon Prime Day kicked off on July 12, and when it comes to camera sales, the LUMIX S5 is our top choice. A $500 discount on a high-spec, mirrorless camera is not to be missed, whether or not you want to explore photography as an enthusiast or a professional.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Day 2022 camera deals?

As a keen photographer -- albeit an admittedly diehard Canon fan -- I keep an eye on the latest innovations in the space, which in recent years have included DSLRs with improved sensors, mirrorless devices, and incredible advances in smartphone-based photography. 

It can be difficult to find sales deals on top-end devices, but for the casual photographer or hobbyists, there are always offers available over Prime Day either to enter the photography world or to upgrade your existing kit. 

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon Prime Day, a major sales event in summer ahead of the annual Black Friday shopping week, began in 2015 and its popularity enshrined a new tradition for the e-retailer. 

Since Prime Day's launch, other vendors including Walmart, Target, eBay, and Best Buy have jumped on the bandwagon and run their own short sales events -- with a few companies even choosing to start ahead of Prime Day to capture early bird customers.

Amazon Prime Day 2022 will start on July 12 at 3 am EDT and will continue on July 13, running for a total of 48 hours. However, some deals have already been launched for products including Amazon's electronics lines and Fire TV. 

How do you find great deals on Amazon?

Amazon Prime Day is not just a sales event: it's an opportunity for the e-commerce giant to lure more shoppers into signing up for a Prime subscription. 

Prime offers better delivery terms, access to music and TV streaming service, and -- such as in the case of Prime Day -- access to exclusive sales. While this service costs $139 per year (or $14.99 per month), you can still access the sales by signing up for Amazon's 30-day free trial, or by signing up for a month and canceling quickly after the event, which means you won't be on the hook for the full subscription.

For more tips, visit our Prime Day tips and tricks hub.

What are the best Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals?

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Are there other Amazon Prime Day 2022 camera deals worth considering?

Not every camera on sale over Prime Day is enough of a steal to warrant a top spot on our recommendations list. However, you might also want to consider the other price cuts we've found that are noteworthy. These additional deals are listed below:

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