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Fall is camera deals season. Whether you’re looking to step up from your phone to a still-pocketable point-and-shoot or want to go full-frame DSLR, there are deals for you. Be sure to have a look at our guides to the best compact cameras, the best mirrorless cameras, and the best instant cameras.
Sony RX100 III for $598 ($150 off): Sony updates the RX100 line so frequently it’s almost comical. This model is more than a year old but still offers most of what you find in the latest RX100 IV, at half the price. You get a top-tier 1-inch sensor, a very nice pop-up electronic viewfinder, a Zeiss 24â€“70mm F1.8-2.8 lens, and 1080 video (no 4K, alas) in a very compact package.
Panasonic Lumix ZS100 for $448 ($252 off): Panasonic’s compact Lumix ZS100 gives you more zoom than the competition, going for a full 10x optical zoom lens. The camera’s 1-inch sensor is on par with some of the best compact cameras and features 4K video and a great touchscreen interface. The newer model, the ZS200, is also $100 off.
Fujifilm XT-3 Mirrorless Body Only $1,299 ($201 off): Fujifilm’s flagship DSLR is on sale. The XT-3 has a 26.1 megapixel APS-C sensor and shoots 4K video at 60p. It’s big and heavy but well-built. The analog dials give it the feel, and the quick and easy functions, of an older film camera.
Nikon W300 Underwater Camera for $297 ($56 off): Nikon’s rugged W300 is waterproof to 30 meters, shockproof on drops from up to 8 feet, and will generally take a beating and not complain. It’s not always easy to use underwater, but no camera is, really. We like the extra features in this rugged point-and-shoot, like GPS tracking, altimeter, depth gauge, and more.