We've found some of the best deals on the web, so you can get snapping right away.

If you're looking for a new camera and want to get the best price possible, there are some retailers it's always worth browsing.

You can find discounts and cashback deals from camera specialists like Park Cameras, Jessops and WEX, as well as high street shops such as John Lewis, Currys PC World and Very.

We've rounded up some of the best discounts available right now to save you the work. But if you'd like some buying advice before you purchase, we've got info on camera types and retailers after the round-up. And if you want to check out the best deals available on all tech, have a look at our dedicated article.

Best camera deals of Spring 2021

These are some of the best camera deals out there now across major UK retailers.

1. Argos: Budget Digital Cameras

From: Argos

Now: Under £150

You can find lots of budget digital cameras available for under £150 from Argos right now, many of which also come with a case. The Canon IXUS 185 (pictured) for instance is £119.99, while the Kodak PixPro FZ53 is only £69.99. Deal!

2. Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VII Digital Camera

From: Jessops

Was: £949

Now: £1,049  (£100 off)

Save £100 on the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VII digital camera at Jesspos. Jessops has a whole range of discounts on some of the biggest camera brands around. Check out its clearance section as well.

3. Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Superzoom compact camera

From: Currys PC World

Was: £349

Now: £299  (£50 off)

Save £50 on the Canon Powershot with 20.3 mexapixels and 40x optical zoom.

4. Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 camera with Leica 12-60MM F/2.8-4.0 lens

From: Park Cameras

Was: £1,399

Now: £1,249  £150 cashback

You can get £150 cashback when you buy the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 camera with Leica 12-60MM F/2.8-4.0 lens.

Park Cameras has some excellent discounts and deals across its range of products. You can also check out Park's handy list of its voucher codes, cashback deals and special offers.

5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II digital camera body

From: Wex

Was: £1,499

Now: £899  (£600 off)

Save £600 on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II digital camera body. You can see other camera offers from Wex here.

6. Apeman Action Camera A87

From: Amazon

Was: £89.99

Now: £66.49  (£22.50 discount & voucher)

Get a quarter off the price of this sports camera. Film underwater and in 4K.

7. GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle

From: GoPro

Was: £329.99

Now: £279.98  (includes 1 year GoPro subscription + 32GB SD card)

This Hero8 bundle deal includes a free year of the GoPro subscription service which gets you unlimited cloud storage, total camera replacement, and up to 50% off purchases.

8. Sony DSCWX350 Digital Compact Camera with Wi-Fi and NFC (18.2 MP, 20x Optical Zoom)

From: Amazon

Was: £230

Now: £169  (£61 off)

Get over a quarter off the RRP of this digital compact camera.

9. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

From: Maplin

Was: £69.99

Now: £59.99  (£10 off)

If you've been after an Instax Mini 9, the best price right now is from Maplin. Get it in yellow and save £10.

Where to find great camera discounts now

You can usually find camera deals from the following places:

Where to get student discounts on cameras

If you're a student, you have the added opportunity of picking up a discount where others don't. Canon offers students up to 10% off via Unidays, which applies not only to cameras but also across a range of other products like camcorders and printers.  

GoPro offers a full 25% off all cameras and accessories. You'll have to verify via Unidays. While Very doesn't have student discounts, you can pick up vlogging cameras on offer from the retailer – see Very's vlogging camera selection here.

See our full guide to Unidays.

Don't forget that an Amazon Prime Student membership comes with a 6 month trial along with 50% off the standard rate once the trial ends. Here's how to sign up

Where to get camera discounts in the UK

If you're planning to buy from Amazon, we'd highly recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime now. The service includes access to Lightning deals 30 minutes early, and next day delivery, which is particularly useful during Black Friday.

Jessops already has hundreds of pounds off various brands like Sony, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, and more. Head to Jessops now to see its camera offers.

Park Cameras also has an excellent offers section which also includes free gifts with certain deals, like viewfinders and cases. If you don't mind buying secondhand, also see its Used Clearance section for excellent savings, though we can't see any offers at the moment.

At Currys, you can find all sorts of cameras and bundles. It even has a dedicated section for vlogging camera kits. You can find bridge cameras for under £170. See Currys' full camera selection.

What type of camera is best for you?

Buying a camera isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are lots of different types of camera, and even within each type there can be huge differences in quality between them.

Compact cameras are the place to start if you’re looking for a bump in quality compared with your smartphone’s camera offerings at a low price. They’re small and easy to use, and sometimes referred to as ‘point-and-shoot’.

Keep an eye out for compact cameras that include WiFi, which makes transferring photos from your camera to your phone, tablet or computer much quicker and is a nice bonus if there’s a good enough deal.

Bridge cameras offer slightly better quality photos and a better zoom than a compact camera, and are generally still easy to use, but they are usually a lot bigger. You still can’t change the lens on a bridge camera, but could be worth considering if you’re new to photography but want to capture great photos on a special holiday like a safari when the subjects of your photos will be far away.

A compact system camera, or CSC, offers more control over your photos and the ability to swap lenses, but are more portable than a DSLR. The downside is that they tend to be quite pricey.

And then there’s the DSLR itself, which tends to be the camera of choice for serious photographers and professionals. You’ll get full manual control over your photos, the ability to change lenses and other customisation such as a mount for a flash and more.

A DSLR can be heavy, though, and they can take a lot of practice to master, but if you’re considering taking up photography as a serious hobby or career, a DSLR is the camera for you.

Finally, you might want to consider an instant camera. Far from being retro throwbacks, there's now a whole range of instant cameras and print formats, including from top brands like Leica and Lomography. Check out our guide to the best instant cameras to find out what to look for.

We’ve picked out the very best from around the web and you can find them below.

Best camera deals for spring 2021