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Best gifts for photographers on Amazon Prime Day 2019

A camera bag's worth of gift ideas

Best gifts for photographers on Amazon Prime Day 2019

This year’s Amazon Prime Day has brought a raft of goodies for anyone looking to upgrade their camera kit bag on the cheap. Want to spoil the photographer in your life? Check out the deals below.

Whether it’s a handsome shoulder bag or a secondary camera, or even just a memory card, you can grab a tasty bit of kit for an equally palatable price right now.

Here are some of our favourite camera deals from Amazon Prime Day 2019.

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25% off!
25% off!
Sony Alpha A7
£659
There's a huge £ 219 off this camera. It may be getting on for five years old now but the Sony Alpha A7 is still a superb prosumer shooter. It's got a 24.3MP lens, is full frame but half the weight of most DSLRs around.
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Sony HX90
£289
There's £74 off of this superb compact camera. The Sony HX90 offers a 18.2MP sensor, 30x optical zoom and Wi-Fi and NFC functionality.
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33% off!
33% off!
Sony Alpha A6500
£1215
This is one of the best cameras of its type out right now. The Sony Alpha 6500 has everything - superb image quality, handling and a 24.2MP sensor. It's a brilliant DRLR rival that's much smaller in the hand.
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24% off!
24% off!
Sony DSC-WX500
£175
There's £54 off this superb travel compact camera. It's got a superb specs list, including a 30x zoom and 18.2MP sensor.
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22% off!
22% off!
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
£224
It may not have the best specs in the world but this superzoom compact is one for those looking for a great travel camera. At £64 off, this one is definitely worth consideration.
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21% off!
21% off!
Sony RX100 III
£458
A cool £100 has been taken off the price of the RX100 - a camera that boats a 20.1MP sensor and myriad pro features. This is one of the most-packed compacts out there.
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20% off!
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
£399
£100 off the RRP of the G7 X makes this superb camera even more affordable. It has 3-inch screen, 20.2MP sensor and a large feature set. This is a great price for this compact.
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20% off!
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
£1219
One of the best DSLRs in the world now has a sizeable £250 off of the price. For this you get 26.2MP sensor and oodles of pro features.
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If none of those Prime Day camera deals appeal, here are some more gift ideas for photographers.

Best gifts for photographers

Best gifts for photographers

1. GoPro White

£169
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Cameras and water aren’t exactly a good match, but the teeny GoPro HERO7 White will let photographers carry on shooting wherever they find themselves. The body can go 10m underwater without any special housings, and you can capture Full HD videos, burst of images and even time-lapses. A large touchscreen that dominates the back provides phone-like operation.

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2. BlackRapid Curve Breathe Strap

£65
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Straps that come with cameras might be practical but they all put strain on the user’s neck. This neat, sling-type alternative makes light work of carrying around larger and heavier cameras, securing itself to the camera’s base plate and placing the weight on a shoulder instead. It lets the camera sit out of the way when not needed.




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3. Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Hard drive

£112.99
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Nothing on a hard drive is guaranteed to be safe, and even if you have all your images stashed in one place, the sensible idea is to have a backup elsewhere. This option from hard drive boffins Seagate arrives with a generous 5TB capacity and comes with two months of Adobe Photography Plan thrown in as an added sweetener.

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4. Manfrotto Element Carbon Fibre Tripod

£149
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Carbon fibre tripods are prized for their low weight and vibration-absorbing properties, and are more desirable than aluminium types. They do, however, tend to come with less than desirable prices. Manfrotto has the answer: a travel tripod with carbon fibre legs and a ballhead thrown in, at a price on a par with many aluminium tripods.

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5. Rotolight NEO 2

£265
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This second-generation LED panel does things regular flashguns can only dream of, such as offering a staggering 85,000 flashes per charge of the batteries and zero recycling times.

Handy knobs on the back allow you to regulate the output between make it warmer, cooler, dimmer or brighter, and as it’s primarily designed to be kept lit continuously, it’s also a no-brainer for any kind of video work.

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6. Beeway SD Card Case

£8.99
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SD memory cards aren’t quite as tough as CompactFlash and XQD types, so it’s well worth protecting them inside a rugged case of some sort.

This bargain option from Beeway holds 24 cards across SD and microSD formats in individual rubber compartments, and its striking yellow case is not only tough but resistant to water, dust and other nasties.

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7. Billingham Hadley Digital bag

£129
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Billingham makes some of the smartest and most quintessentially British bags around for the discerning photographer, and this is one of its most affordable offerings.

Crafted from waterproof materials, with brass and leather details to give it a touch of extra luxury, it will happily hold a small or medium-sized DSLR for mirrorless camera with a lens attached.

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8. Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 350 AW Backpack

£99.99
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We love this stylish, outdoor-geared backpack from Lowepro. And now its price has dropped into double figures we love it that little bit more. It provides a home for a DSLR or mirrorless body along with a trio of lenses, while still leaving enough room for a 10in tablet, a water bottle and snacks. Its vented back panel will also help to keep your back dry as you play at being Ansel Adams.

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9. Lexar 64GB SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

£17.55
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There are stacks of budget memory cards with high capacities, but more often than not they hide pitiful transfer speeds, which slow you down when shooting and transferring your images.

This 64GB option from Lexar, however, is dirt cheap and packs highly respectable specs, including UHS-II technology (U3) support – the best there is right now – and V60 video support that makes it speedy enough for 4K video recording.

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10. Panasonic Lumix TZ200

£599
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DSLRs and mirrorless cameras aren’t always practical but compact cameras can disappoint on the image quality front. The TZ200, however, is a different beast. With a huge 1-inch sensor, a 15x zoom, 4K video and even a viewfinder, it’s capable enough to stand in for a bigger camera while still being small enough to squeeze into a coat pocket.

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