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If you’re a blogger and need to upgrade or invest in equipment and props, Black Friday is a perfect time to do so. But you can find deals throughout the year. Keep this photo and video gear in mind if you want to dive into video to enhance your content.
GoPro Hero 5 Black: I have the Hero 5 and I use it for most of my YouTube videos. I find the software easy to use for simple videos, so it’s great if you don’t have experience with video editing. When I purchased the Hero 5 it was about $100 more, so $350 is a deal (after a $50 Target gift card). I like the Hero 5 vs. the smaller GoPro Session because it has a screen on the back to view your footage on the go. You can also download the images and video quickly onto your phone via GoPro’s apps.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Bundle: If you’re looking for a camera, you can’t go wrong with a bundle or kit to start with. It consists of the camera, an 18-55mm lens, a 75-300mm zoom lens, a bag and a 16GB SD card. That way you have everything you need!
Nikon D3400 DSLR Bundle: Those who prefer Nikon, like me, might want to check out the D3400. It’s nicer than what I have! The camera is 24MP, is capable of HD video, and allows Bluetooth sharing. The bundle comes with 18-55mm & 70-300mm lenses and a bag. It’s normally about $899 so you save $400 on Black Friday. When I first purchased my Nikon I went with a bundle in order to have more than one lens and a bag. I still use the same camera bag and it fits everything I need.
DJI Spark Mini Drone: For those beginning with drone video and images, this is a good way to start. It’s easier to fly than the DJI Mavic Pro, which I use. You can get it for $100 off the regular price. (The Pro will also be $100 off on Black Friday.) It’s not a huge discount but I find that drones rarely go on sale.
Prices for these deals may vary in stores and online and may be in limited quantities. Styles may also vary and prices may be limited to certain times. Rain checks may not be available. Advertised prices mentioned above are valid Nov. 23-25, 2017. Black Friday deals for REDcard holders revealed on Nov. 22.