Black Friday Camera Deals 2012


posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM EST


LAST UPDATED: Saturday, Nov. 24, 11:15 AM

Looking to replace your long-in-the-tooth digital camera with a new one? Getting a little holiday shopping done early, perhaps? The deal hunter's favorite day of the year -- Black Friday -- may have come and gone, but awesome camera deals aplenty are still to be had. Many of them are short-lived, though, so if you want to get a really great price, you'll have to act quickly.

To help out, we're compiling some of the best Black Friday camera deals we've seen, all in one place. (And fear not, we're only listing deals for cameras we've reviewed and liked -- so you can be sure if it's on our list, it's a camera that's worth buying.)

Without any further ado, roll on the deals; we've sorted them by starting with the most recent ones at the top, but we've also provided information (including links to our in-depth reviews and previews) to help you spot the biggest savings:





  • Canon ELPH 520 HS for $160 at
  • Nikon D5100 (black, with 18-55mm lens) for $547 at
  • Nikon D7000 (black, with 18-105mm lens) for $997 at
  • Olympus XZ-1 for $200 at
  • Panasonic GH2 (with 14-42mm lens) for $500 at (One-Day Gold Box Deal)
  • Panasonic GF3 (black, with 14-42mm lens) for $280 at (One-day Gold Box Deal)
  • Panasonic GF5 (black, with 14-42mm lens) for $350 at
  • Pentax K-01 (black, body only) for $340 at
  • Samsung NX1000 (black or white, with 20-50mm lens) for $399 at

If one of these cameras is on your must-have list, don't hesitate -- these deals aren't likely to last long! And if none of these tickle your fancy, be sure to check back often. We'll be updating this news item regularly as we find new deals and the existing ones expire.

See a great camera deal out there that we missed? Or found one that we've listed has expired or sold out? Let us know by posting in the comments section below, and we'll update our story!