The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, and, along with it, some great deals on photography gear. But, digging through all those ads to find the best offers certainly isn't an easy task, so we've done the grunt work for you. Some deals are available online, others only in-store, but these are the deals most worth your time in 2015. Be sure to read our digital camera reviews on each model before you buy, but have a happy Black Friday with these 2015 camera deals.
Black Friday DSLR Deals 2015
The Canon EOS T5 two lens kit is part of a $399.99 doorbuster—that's half off and a great deal on a good beginner's DSLR. It's worth noting though that the T5 is a 2014 model, with the T6i as the most recent option. Target, Walmart, Kohl's and Sam's Club are all advertising this deal.
The Nikon D3300 is a great beginner's DSLR, with simple controls but solid image quality. The D3300 with two lenses, a wi-fi adapter, bag and memory card is $499.99 at Sam's Club and Cosco. Or, get the camera with just the shorter kit lens, bag and memory card for $399.99 at Best Buy.
The Nikon D7100 has since been replaced by the D7200, but it's still a good camera for a more affordable price than the newest option. It's available with both the 18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses for $999.99 at Best Buy. You can also pick up a certified refurbished model from Adorama for $489, but that doesn't include any lenses.
The speedy 10 fps Canon EOS 7D Mark II starts at $1,299 ($500 off) at Best Buy. Adorama has it bundled with a 18-135 lens for $1,499, after a mail-in rebate.
Black Friday Mirrorless Camera Deals 2015
The Sony Alpha a6000 is a lightweight camera that still packs in a large sensor. It has a good autofocus and burst speed rating as well. The a6000 is available as a Black Friday doorbuster from Best buy with a 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens, bag and memory card for $699.99, $400 off the retail price.
The Fujifilm X-T1 is packed full of the top features available in today's cameras, with Fujifilm image quality to boot. Amazon has it $300 off now until Dec. 27 and B&H also has it for the same price.
The X-T1's little sibling, the Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable option. Amazon has it for $100 off from now until Dec. 27.
Fujifilm's budget mirrorless camera, the X-A2, will see a small $50 discount from B&H, making the camera just $500 with a kit lens.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II makes the excellent Olympus mirrorless line accessible on a budget. Black Friday makes it even more so. Amazon is currently offering the camera for $200 off at just $499.
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a solid enthusiast camera, and Amazon is offering it for $200 off at $899.
Whether you choose the Samsung NX1 for the 15 fps burst speed, 4k video or large sensor, there's a good Black Friday deal for $300 off this camera at Amazon, going on now.
Black Friday Compact and Zoom Cameras 2015
The Canon ELPH 160 is a slower budget camera, but it will still get the job done. It's even more budget friendly on Black Friday for $89.99 at Best Buy with a free bag and memory card. Kohls is offering the same price, though without the bag and card.
The Nikon S7000 is a compact camera with a nice 20x zoom and 9.2 fps burst speed. It's not quite half off at Best Buy for $149.99 and includes a free bag and SD card as a doorbuster deal.
With a compact body and a 30x zoom, the Canon SX710 is a good camera for travel. It's available at Best Buy for $249.99, which is $100 off the list price.
The Canon PowerShot SX400 is a budget-priced zoom that's even more budget friendly on Black Friday. Walmart has the 30x zoom camera for $99, compared to the original $249.99 list price.
Nikon's budget-friendly 38x zoom camera, the L840 is $130 off for $169.99 at Best Buy on Black Friday, with a free camera bag and SD card. Meijer stores have it for the same price, with a $10 coupon to use on your next order.
The Sony HX400 is a solid contender in the zoom category. The $70 discount helps too, available at Amazon and B&H for $428.
A compact zoom camera with a wink-to-shoot selfie feature, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 is a good camera for social media lovers. Adorama has it for 60 percent off at $119.99, now through Black Friday.
The Canon SX530 offers a 50x zoom, though the 10 fps speed is only available in one mode, it's a good camera if you can find it for the right price, which happens to be $199 on Black Friday. Best Buy has the deal, along with a free camera bag and memory card.
One of the best but most expensive compacts on the market, the Sony RX100M IV will be available for $799 at Best Buy, with a free $100 gift card and extra battery.
The Panasonic GM5 is a pretty capable yet tiny camera. Initially, we thought the price was a bit high for the features, but Black Friday changes things a bit—it's available for $499 ($400 off) at Adorama.
Black Friday Waterproof Camera Deals 2015
The Fujifilm XP80 is a solid waterproof camera with a decent price. Amazon is offering $30 off until November 29.
The Nikon AW130 has the biggest depth rating in it's class. Amazon is currently offering it for $270, a savings of $70.
$30 off may not be the steepest Black Friday camera discount we've seen, but the Olympus TG-4 is our favorite waterproof camera, and Amazon has it currently for $348.99.