With the holiday season quickly approaching, sales season is in full swing. Now, Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, which has been deemed “October Amazon Prime Day,” features incredible deals to help you save before Black Friday. Whether you’re buying Christmas gifts or updating your home and office, you can take advantage of everything Amazon has on sale.
Amazon Prime Early Access Sale: The latest deals
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If you’re a photography enthusiast, the Prime Early Access Sale is 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 are plenty of entry-level and high-end ticket items on sale.
ZDNET has compiled a list of the best early Prime Early Access camera sales available, so you won’t miss out on these enticing discounts. We’ll be updating this roundup as more deals emerge, too.
The best camera deals on Amazon for October Prime Day
The top three deals are below, but we’ve listed additional Amazon deals worth checking out further down the page, and we’ve highlighted other great finds at non-Amazon retailers, such as Target and Best Buy, too.
THERE ARE SEVERAL MORE CAMERA DEALS BELOW.
Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera
- Current price: $879
- Original price: $1099
Our top camera pick in this Amazon sale, so far, is the Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera. If you’re interested in the emerging world of mirrorless photography, you should take advantage of a $200 discount, which is only available during the Early Prime event. This camera offers a resolution of 32.5 MP and has Canon’s usual range of intelligent scenes (and auto), as well as a built-in flash. Furthermore, the Canon camera comes with an EF-M 15 – 45mm lens + EVF.
GoPro HERO8 Black bundle
- Current price: $279
- Original price: $355 (yesterday, $329)
This isn’t the biggest discount we’ve ever seen on GoPro products, but we couldn’t ignore the GoPro HERO8 Black bundle on Amazon. You receive the Hero 8 Black action cam, alongside a carry case, two rechargeable batteries, and protective camera housing — everything you need to start recording your adventures. It’s worth noting that on day 2 of the sale, the listing says there is a discount of $76 based on an original price of $355, however, the bundle was on sale yesterday with an original price tag of $329.
Sony Alpha a7 mirrorless camera: low stock
- 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:
Insta360 ONE X2 action camera deal for $386 (save $43)
Panasonic Lumix G7 digital deal for $597 (save $102)
Kodak H35 film camera 35mm deal for $39 (save $20)
Canon Instant camera printer deal for $74 (save $25)
Nikicam 4K vlogging camera deal for $71 (save $48)
Logitech live streaming camera deal for $349 (save $50)
Akaso Brave 4K action camera deal for $71 (save $78)
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.
GoPro HERO10 action camera deal for $399 (save $50)
Minolta 16.0-megapixel camera deal for $399 (save $100)
Sony a7 II mirrorless camera deal for $998 (save $600)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 deal for $397 (save $100)
Canon EOS Rebel T100 deal for $299 (save $80)
Fujifilm Instax mini film camera deal for $59 (save $20)
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.
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).