Whether you’re looking for a compact camera to capture holiday season snaps, or want to upgrade to something more professional, there are plenty of deals out there to suit you.

Here, you’ll find our pick of the best camera deals available, and our top tips on how to get the best camera deals.

Best camera deals of April 2019

These are some of the best camera deals out there now. For more offers see our camera deals page.

1. Instax SQ10 Instant Hybrid Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £174.99

Now: £158.99  (£16 off)

This is the latest instant camera from Instax, a digital hybrid that lets you apply filters before you print the square format photos. It's original RRP was £229. See our full review here.

2. Canon EOS 4000D DLSR with Lens

From: Amazon

Was: £369.99

Now: £251.69  (£118.30 off)

You can also find bundles with this camera on Amazon which include additional lenses, bags and memory cards.

3. Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Bridge Camera

From: Currys PC World

Was: £349.49

Now: £199  (£150.99 off)

Get £150 off this Canon bridge camera from Currys.

4. Sony 18.2 MP Digital Compact Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £330

Now: £229  (£101 off)

An advanced compact camera with Wi-Fi and a tiltable LCD screen.

5. HP Sprocket Photo Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £119.99

Now: £81.45  (£38.49 off)

Print instant 5 x 7.6cm (2 x 3 in) photos from your iPhone (or other smartphone). The Sprocket printer is about the size of a mobile phone and weighs around 170g, so you can carry it with you and print photos for friends and family. See our round up of the best instant printers.

6. Sony Digital Compact Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £90

Now: £69  (£21 off)

This digital compact camera from Sony has 20.1Mp sensors and records video at 720p – now with £21 off.

7. Sony DSCRX100 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera

From: Amazon

Was: £499

Now: £319  (£180 off)

Save £180 on this premium digital compact camera with Zeiss lens from Sony.

8. Instax Share SP-2 Photo Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £154.99

Now: £99  (£55.99 off)

You can print straight to this portable printer from smartphones, and also Instagram and Facebook accounts. It can print a 320dpi photo in 10 seconds.  

9. Canon EOS 200D with 18-55mm & 50mm lens

From: Currys PC World

Was: £649.99

Now: £549.99  (£100 off)

When you buy this Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera, you'll get an 18-55mm f/3.5-f/5.6 lens and a 50mm f/1.9 lens included.

Where to find great camera discounts this month

You can usually find camera deals from the following places:

If you're planning to buy from Amazon, we'd highly recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime now. Then, you'll get access to Lightning deals 30 minutes early, and you'll get next day delivery too.

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 of April 2019