(ENDED) Black Friday 2106 Ads Digest (Camera and Photo edition)

This post “digested” the Black Friday Ads of 2016. Black Friday is over, so it will obviously no longer be updated… For the latest deals in summary format, check the Holiday Shopping 2016 Situation Room, or if you prefer to see them one by one as they happen, check the Camera Deals blog

Original post after the jump is for historical reference only…

It’s the time of the year again. Just like previous years, we take a look at the various published Black Friday ads and filter out potentially interesting camera and photo deals. You can find the ads all over the internet, they are just a search engine away. This year, we summarize them by product type, starting with DSLRs, Mirrorless, Fixed Lens Cameras, and various accessories. Last year we grouped them by retailer.

Some of the offers are good both in-store and online, others are in-store exclusive or online-exclusive. Some are Friday-only, others last longer. Historically, many of these will be price-matched by online sellers before the actual Black Friday begins.

LATEST UPDATE: 11/24/16 at 6:33pm ET – More offers are now price-matched by the internet, as usual, the internet often “defeats” the glossy ads, for example, the Canon D-Rebel T6 below…


  • Canon D-Rebel T6i two-lens kit (18-55, 55-250) for $800 at BJ’s Wholesale and Best Buy
    • PRICE-MATCHED online: B&H Photo (2% rewards, 32GB Sandisk, Canon bag)
  • Canon D-Rebel T6 two-lens kit (18-55, 75-300) for $450 at Office Depot/MAX and BJ’s Wholesale and HH Gregg and Target and Walmart and Best Buy
    • PRICE-MATCHED online: Adorama (free Canon Pixma MX922 wireless AiO printer, and Corel software bundle (including PSP X8 and AfterShot PRO 2), extra 3rd-party battery, 58mm UV filter, 16GB SD card, etc), and B&H Photo (2% rewards, 16GB Extreme SDHC, Sunpak 58mm Filter Kit) and Amazon itself (32GB Lexar SD, Wasabi charger and two extra Wasabi batteries)
  • Canon 80D with 18-135 IS USM for $1400 at Best Buy
    • PRICE-MATCHED online: Amazon itself (bag, extra charger/battery, SD) and B&H Photo (2% rewards, bag, 32GB Extreme, extra battery) and Adorama (with lots of free accessories: Corel, Bag, SD, Filters, etc)
  • Nikon D3400 two-lens kit (18-55, 70-300)
    • $500 at Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale, Target, Best Buy
    • $300 off at Costco (they don’t mention price, but probably the same as above given MAP)
    • PRICE-MATCHED online: B&H Photo with $10 rewards for $500
  • Nikon D5500 two-lens kit (18-55 VR II, 55-200 VR II) for $850 at MicroCenter
    • haven’t found this kit at any of the tracked online retailers but the D5500 w/18-55 goes for $700
  • Nikon D5300 two-lens kit (18-55, 70-300)
    • $600 at Best Buy (screenshot crop below)
    • $200 off at Costco (they don’t mention price, but probably the same as above given MAP)
    • PRICE-MATCHED online: B&H Photo with $12 rewards for $600



  • Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) for $700 at Best Buy
  • Sony a5000 with 16-50 for $350 at Best Buy
  • Purchase Sony E-mount camera, 50% off extra battery at Best Buy


  • Nikon Coolpix AW130 elementproof for $200 at Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets
  • Nikon Coolpix B500 superzoom for $260 at Best Buy
  • Canon SX720 HS compact-zoom for $280 at Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets
  • Canon SX530 HS compact-zoom with $30 Best Buy Gift Card for $230 at Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets
  • Sony HX80 compact-zoom with $50 Best Buy gift card for $350 at Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets
  • Polaroid Snap Instant Camera Bundle for $85 at Walmart
  • Fuji Instax Mini 8 with Rainbow film for $50 at Amazon, $60 at Best Buy
    • this will be an Amazon Lightning deal, date/time of sale unknown
  • Fuji Instax Mini 8 with Twin filmpack for $60 at Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets


  • GoPRO HERO5 Black with $60 Gift Card for $400 at Target
    • ALMOST PRICE-MATCHED online: B&H Photo (with $50 e-gift card)
  • GoPRO HERO5 Black with $35 Gift Card and 64GB Sandisk Extreme for $400 at Best Buy
  • GoPRO HERO4 Silver Bundle for $200 at Sam’s Club and BJ’s
  • GoPRO HERO5 Session at “hot deal” price at Overstock (price not specified in their ad)
  • GoPRO HERO Session with $20 Gift Card for $180 at Target OR with extras at Walmart and Best Buy
    • not yet price-matched by the internets
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard for $370 at Walmart, $400 at BJ’s and Target and Best Buy
  • DJI Phantom 3 Professional for $800 at Best Buy
    • ONLINE OFFERS: $800 with additional DJI battery at B&H Photo
  • DJI Phantom 4 for $1000 at Best Buy
  • 3DR Solo bundle for $350 at Best Buy
  • Yuneec Typhoon H for $1000 at Best Buy
  • 360 Fly 4K action camera for $400 at Best Buy
  • ActiveON CX action camera for $60 at MicroCenter
  • 40% off Vivitar Action Cameras at Office Depot/Max


  • 16pk Duracell AA or AAA single-use batteries for $0.01 after $14 rewards at Office Depot and Office Max (limit 2)
  • 4pk CVS AA or AAA alkaline batteries for FREE after ExtraBucks (limit 1)
  • Sunpak TravelLite Pro Reverse Folding 63″ Tripod for $50 at ????? (I forgot where!)


  • 25pk HP 4×5″ sticky back photo paper for $1 at STAPLES (IN-STORE ONLY; FRI and SAT)
  • Brother Color Inkjet MFC-J480dw for $10 after $50 Rewards at Office Depot/Max (FRI, SAT)
  • 50% off Canvas Prints with in-ad coupon at Office Depot/MAX (FRI only; IN-STORE ONLY)
  • HP 2548 Wireless Printer for $20 at Walmart
  • HP 2549 Wireless Printer for $20 at Best Buy
  • Canon Pixma MG2520 for $20, MG3620 for $30 at Office Depot/Max


  • Paintshop PRO X9 ULTIMATE for $50 at STAPLES
  • Free $10 Walgreens Gift Card with $30 or $50 iTunes Gift Cards
  • $50 Google Play Gift Card for $45 at COSTCO (limit 3)


  • 32GB Samsung SDHC Class 6 for $7 at Microcenter
  • 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus SDXC Class 10 for $28 at Microcenter
  • 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub external USB 3.0 HDD for $170 at Best Buy
  • 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable HDD for $110 at STAPLES and Best Buy
  • 2TB version of above for $70 at Best Buy
  • 128GB Samsung microSD for $25 at Walmart
  • 256GB Lexar USB 3.0 Jumpdrive S57 for $35 (ONLINE ONLY) at Office Depot/MAX
  • 128GB Lexar USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $18 at Office Depot/Max
  • 128GB Lexar S75 USB Flash Drive for $20 at STAPLES


  • generic VR headsets for under $10 at Staples and Office Depot/Max and K-Mart
  • Chromecast non-Ultra for $25 at Staples, Office Depot/Max, HH Gregg, Target, Walmart, Best Buy


  • Digested so far: Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Gamestop, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Fry’s, Microcenter, K-Mart, Sears, Overstock, HH Gregg and Meijer, BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club and Costco, Staples and Office Depot/Office Max
  • Not Included (no ads found yet): Radio Shack, PC Richard & Son