There are lots of great Black Friday deals still left for photographers, and almost all of them carry over to Cyber Monday. Here are some of the ones that stand out to me.
KEH: Entire Store 10% Off
Until November 29 at 11:59pm ET, everything in KEH’s catalog is 10% off. KEH is one of my favorite stores for used photography equipment, with very reasonable prices (often even cheaper than eBay) and a great return policy. Since they sell used equipment, you’re taking 10% off what are already low prices. Black Friday shoppers on a budget should strongly consider them.
Fuji GFX 50R: Was $4500, Now $3000
One of the best deals this year comes from Fuji, with a monster discount on a 50-megapixel medium format camera. The Fuji GFX 50R normally sells for $4500 but is $3000 today. While we do have some issues with the camera from an ergonomics standpoint (see our full review), the image quality is out of this world. A medium format digital camera for $3000 is pretty remarkable.
Nikon Z5: $1000
The Nikon Z5 has sold at $1000 a couple of times in the past, but now that camera gear is trending more expensive, it’s exciting to see the deal back. This is a very good full-frame mirrorless camera that punches far above its price tag (which is typically $1400). To put it another way, you’ll end up with better image quality by picking the Nikon Z5 with some great lenses compared to a more expensive camera like the Nikon Z6 II with cheap glass.
Olympus: Steep Discounts on Newest Cameras
Some of the top discounts this Black Friday and Cyber Monday are from Olympus, which has put almost all of its newer cameras on sale. The biggest discount is for the pro-grade E-M1X: normally $3000, now $1700. But the E-M1 III and E-M5 III also have heavy discounts. Here are a handful of the best, although I recommend clicking on different lens configurations to see if a different deal works better for you:
Sony A7R IIIA and IVA: $500-800 Off
Sony has some good discounts across many of their mirrorless cameras and lenses, but the two that stand out the most are the A7R IIIA and A7R IVA (the slightly newer versions of the A7R III and IV). These cameras are normally $2800 and $3500 respectively; now they’re $2000 and $3000. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on a high-resolution full-frame camera, these are very impressive sales. There are also some good lens discounts at the moment, including $400 off the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8.
Atomos Ninja V and V+: Strong Discounts
If you’ve wanted to record video over HDMI on your camera, the steep prices of external recorders may have turned you away. But today’s Black Friday deals might be enough to make it worthwhile. Atomos has put most of their equipment on sale for some very good prices, from the basic Atomos Ninja V (normally $650, now $500) to their high-end 8K-capable Ninja V+ with a fast SSD (normally $2250, now $1500).
Fuji X-T3: $400 Off, Now $1100
One of our all-time favorite APS-C sensor cameras is the Fuji X-T3. It’s normally a pretty pricey camera at $1500, but even then is worth the money if you need a good travel camera. At $1100, it’s an amazing deal. (See our full Fuji X-T3 review.)
Pentax K-1 II and K-3 III: $300 Off
The 36-megapixel full-frame Pentax K-1 Mark II is currently $1700, compared to the usual price of $2000. This is a very good deal for a high-end camera if you’re considering the Pentax ecosystem. The high-FPS aps-c Pentax K-3 III also has a $300 discount when bought with a battery grip, bringing its price down to $2000.
Canon EOS R: Now $1600
Canon didn’t go as strong on Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals this year as some of the other companies, but they do have a good $300-off deal on the original EOS R – plus some nice accessories like a Rode microphone – to make it $1600. (And when the camera first came out, it was $2300, so this is a bigger deal than it may seem at first glance.) Even though the Canon EOS R3, R5, and R6 have been gaining the headlines recently, the standard EOS R is still a very good camera. See our review here.
Nikon 500mm f/5.6 PF: In Stock and $300 Off
One of the most desirable Nikon lenses in recent years has been the 500mm f/5.6 PF, a lightweight telephoto prime made for sports and wildlife photography needs. It was almost impossible to find in stock for about a year after its release, and even since then, its availability has been sporadic. Today, it’s not only in stock but also on sale. The lens is selling for $3300, down from the usual $3600.
Apple Equipment: Up to $200 Off MacBook Air
This year, Apple’s discounts are generally in the $50-150 range, but they are selling one specific configuration of their excellent late-2020 MacBook Air for $200 off. It’s the 512GB version with 8GB of RAM in silver, which normally costs $1500 but is $1300 today. (For whatever reason, any other configuration of storage space, RAM, or color will get you $150 off at best). I bought a variation of this computer a few months ago and consider it a nearly perfect travel laptop.
These are just some of the many Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts that stood out to me for photographers. You can see more detailed lists below:
Since Photography Life is part of the B&H, Adorama, and Amazon affiliate programs, buying any product through the links above is an easy way to thank us for the work that goes into our articles, and it costs you nothing extra. If you have any questions about these deals or know of a good one I missed, let me know in the comments section below.
Black Friday seems to be starting earlier each year – this year, we’ve seen a number of pre-black friday deals, from a variety of retailers, with some big savings!
Lots of great retailers are running Black Friday deals for the whole week, from 19th – 26th November and beyond! We will be trawling through the hundreds of offers, to bring you some of the best offers for photographers, on cameras, lenses, and accessories every day!
To kick things off, here are some of the latest offers available, right now!
Keep checking back as we update this with new offers, and continue reading to see what else is available on cameras, lenses, and accessories! To make things easier, some retailers are even offering 0% finance for 12months, so be sure to check out all the offers available when looking for purchase!
Black Friday Deals on Cameras
Great deals and offers from CameraWorld on Canon:
Great deals on Fujifilm:
Even more offers on lenses, tripods, and other photography kit:
Clifton Cameras have a range of offers available, plus there’s the chance to win a £500 voucher with any purchase made between 19th November and 5th December 2021! See the Clifton Cameras website for more details!
Park Cameras have a range of offers available, plus on 26th November, orders over £350 will receive a FREE Sandisk 32GB memory card worth £19.99. Orders over £1000 will receive a FREE Sandisk 64GB memory card worth £34.99.
New Sony offers from Park Cameras – 25th Nov:
Best deals and offers from Park Cameras
Great deals on Canon Cameras with Double Cashback available!
Canon EOS R6 – with double cashback – saving £450 – body only, only £1,949 after cashback!
Canon EOS R5 – with double cashback – saving £450 – only £3,849 after cashback
Nikon’s best Black Friday deals:
Latest offers on accessories and other photography kit:
You can save 10% on used cameras and lenses, plus, from now through 29th November, MPB will plant one tree every time a customer buys, sells, or trades in used kit. Being a part of the change is as simple as choosing used. The goal is to plant 25,000 trees.
As well as rounding up all the best Black Friday offers for photographers, we’ve found some cracking deals on lenses, with money off new lenses, cashback available on others, and even money to be saved on used kit!
The popular VTech KidiZoom Duo Camera is currently listed in the Amazon Black Friday Sale where it’s available for £29.99 instead of the usual £57.99.
| Vtech 507103 Kidizoom Duo 5.0 in Offers
The VTech KidiZoom Duo camera, which is designed for children, is currently featured in the Amazon Black Friday sale with 48% off the RRP which means you save £28!
Available in pink and blue, the KidiZoom Duo has large handles to make it easy to hold as well as 2 optical viewfinders allowing binocular vision. It features a 2Mp camera, a VGA selfie camera and has a 2.3-inch colour LCD screen as well as 4x digital zoom. It’s great for creativity, with You&Me Photo Effects, 5 games, a voice recorder and photo edition options built-in.
The KidiZoom Duo is currently available for £29.99 (£57.99 RRP) but if you’re looking for a kids camera in a different colour or style, you might find what you’re looking for in our top digital cameras for kids list. You can also read our review of the KidiZoom Duo Camera.
The Sony ZV-1 camera is currently available for under £600 over on Amazon as part of their Black Friday deals.
| Sony ZV-1 in Offers
For the next 5 days, the Sony ZV-1 compact camera is available on Amazon for £599.99, saving you £100.
The Sony ZV-1 is designed to be the perfect compact camera for vloggers, with 4K video recording, a vari-angle screen that faces the front, and a number of features specifically for vloggers. It received a ‘Recommended’ award from ePHOTOzine with our reviewer saying it’s definitely a first choice for vloggers at this price point.
If you’re not sure if the Sony ZV-1 is the compact camera for you, we also have other options which scored well when put to the test by ePHOTOzine in our ‘Best Serious Compact Digital Cameras You Can Buy Today’ round-up.
You can also shop more camera Black Friday deals over on Amazon where the shopping event has launched early.
Since DXOMARK’s sound-quality testing has expanded to wireless speakers a year ago, our engineers have evaluated the playback abilities of a wide range of compact speakers, from entry-level products to high-end models. Here are the best-scoring standalone speakers we’ve tested so far, sorted by cosy use cases such as relaxing at home, entertaining a small group of friends, or watching a movie.
About this article: Note that this article only takes into account the audio results of the selected wireless speakers. For scoring and analysis in our wireless speaker reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests and undertake more than 20 hours of perceptual evaluation under controlled lab conditions. To know more about our use cases and how they’re used to evaluate each device’s performances,click here.
From left: Sonos Five, B&W Formation Wedge and Harman Kardon Citation 200
If what you’re looking for is a versatile, standalone speaker comfortable with nearly every use case, ranging from quietly listening to a podcast before going to bed all the way up to partying, here are our top performers across all categories.
The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge
Part of Bowers &Wilkins’s Formation multi-room series and conceived as a successor to the iconic Zeppelin Wireless, the Formation Wedge is the best-scoring speaker of all the devices we’ve tested to date. It fared remarkably well across every use case thanks to great timbre and dynamic results, sharp attack, precise bass, good loudness, excellent localizability and wideness, as well as an impressive ability to keep sonic artifacts to a minimum. Its powerful, immersive sound is marked by a distinctive signature, with deep low-end extension, and clear high-ends.
It should be noted that the Formation Wedge is exclusively designed for a wireless use (Bluetooth/Wifi/Ethernet), and that its tonal balance has a noticeable propensity to vary according to the listening volume.
The Sonos Five handles the decibels impressively well, in addition to a skillful management of sonic artifacts usually arising at loud volumes. Besides its loud volume capacity and low distortion, the Sonos Five produces a harmonious — albeit rather dark — tonal balance, impactful dynamics (even at quiet volumes!), a wide sound field, precise localizability, and realistic distance rendering for vocal content. This makes it as skilled at partying as it is in snugglier situations like watching movies or listening to soft content before falling asleep.
Thanks to its auto-calibration algorithm and its humidity resistance, the Sonos Five is also fit for bathroom use. Note that it is a front-firing device, and as such, does not evenly distribute sound all around. As for connectivity, the Sonos is a Wi-Fi speaker equipped with a 3.5mm jack input and an ethernet port. While the device is, of course, compatible with the Sonos multiroom ecosystem (that’s the whole point), it does not have Bluetooth.
The Harman Kardon Citation 200
Harman Kardon’s first portable smart speaker is one of our most consistent performers across the board thanks to notable low- and high-end extension, powerful punch and precise attack, and the absence of temporal artifacts. On top of that, the Citation 200 can be battery operated without noticeable changes except for a slight volume decrease, and benefits from an IPX4 certification, making it safe to use outside, in the kitchen, or in the bathroom. Keep in mind that the Citation 200 does only deliver monophonic sound, and that despite what its near-cylindrical shape might let you think, it is not an omnidirectional speaker.
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From left: AudioPro C10 MKII, Marshall Stanmore II, Klipsch The Three II
Since they’re no longer expected to quietly disappear behind a TV set or in a den, wireless speakers have been given a true face-lift by their manufacturers. Here are a few good-looking models that our protocol deemed most suitable for “living room use cases” such as kicking back and relaxing after a long work day, or having music in the background while entertaining a small group of friends.
The Marshall Stanmore II is a good all-around performer, matching or surpassing the scores of much more expensive devices in our database rankings. Out of all three, it is the best suited for listening to music while relaxing at home with its sharp dynamics and pleasant tonal balance, provided that “V signatures” (accentuated bass and treble) are your thing. It is also one of the best when it comes to playing music very loud, which can also come in handy for partying!
Being a good “background music speaker” is not nearly as easy as it sounds. First, the frequency response must be very well balanced at nominal volume: too much treble feels aggressive, too focused midrange impairs the conversation, too little bass and it will not cast a true musical atmosphere. Dynamics also need to be fairly precise and impactful — but not too much! — for the music to remain intelligible, without becoming overpowering. Finally, the distribution of sound shouldn’t be too directional, since your friends are probably not all tightly squeezed in the same spot — and if they are, well, they shouldn’t be.
With its rich low-end, wider off-axis sound distribution, precise high-ends and solid dynamics at nominal volume, The Three II by Klipsch makes a very good choice for friendly gatherings. However, keep in mind that this speaker doesn’t like to be pushed outside of its comfort zone, manifesting very noticeable bass distortions at loud volumes.
The Audio Pro C10 MKII is an interesting compromise between the previous two speakers, better at high volume playback than the Marshall and better at friendly gatherings than the Klipsch. It also produces a much more neutral frequency response, in case you’re not a big fan of Marshall’s V signature, and has an RCA input in addition to its wireless options (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi — AirPlay 2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect compatible).
Here’s a cool little widget allowing you to compare their respective playback sonorities:
Klipsch Klipsch the three II
To know more:
• Full Marshall Stanmore II review • Full Klipsch The Three II review • Full Audio Pro C10 MKII review
From left: Yamaha MusicCast 50, Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation, Amazon Echo Studio
A good movie speaker needs to fulfill a great number of requirements in the audio area, including great wideness, precise localizability for the sources within the sound field, realistic distance rendering, good left-right balance, impactful and sharp dynamics, natural midrange, clear treble, and strong, clean bass — all in addition to a strong ability to keep sonic artifacts to a minimum from nominal to loud volumes. Finally, even if our protocol focuses mainly on playback quality, it does take into account the variety of inputs and the audio-video latency for the movie sub-score.
The Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation
The Mu-so 2nd Generation excels at managing sonic artifacts across all volumes — a useful asset since Naim’s premium speaker has quite a few decibels under its belt. It also delivers a fairly natural tonal balance, clean bass and good localizability, but what makes it truly great for watching movies is the spectacular wideness it casts.
As for inputs, the second Mu-so is equipped with optical S/PDIF, a 3.5mm jack input, Bluetooth and HDMI ARC with CEC, is Chromecast and Spotify Connect compatible, and comes with a remote handset.
With good volume abilities, sharp attack, and strong punch, the Yamaha MusicCast 50 is also a very interesting (and much, much cheaper) choice in the movie category. It also turns in a consistent tonal balance, great bass precision, and very few artifacts. Wideness is better than with other devices with similar specifications, however, from 3 meters away and up, it feels slightly narrow.
The MusicCast 50 is part of Yamaha’s highly prolific multiroom ecosystem, and as such, is not only stereo pair capable, but also 5.1 configurable. It is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker that’s AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and, of course, MusicCast compatible, equipped with optical S/PDIF, a 3.5mm jack and RCA inputs.
If you’re rather looking for a budget-minded speaker recommendation, in addition to its general good value, the Amazon Echo Studio turns out to be surprisingly well-adapted for movie playback. It offers good bass depth and impressive wideness considering its fairly compact dimensions, good punch at loud volumes, and a harmonious tonal balance. Of course, the choice of inputs is not as plethoric as with the two previous models, but it still is much more than what the average entry-level speaker provides: besides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the Echo Studio features a 3.5 mm jack (analog)/mini-optical (digital) input.
To know more:
• Full Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation review • Full Yamaha MusicCast 50 review • Full Amazon Echo Studio review
To learn more about which type of memory card you should use and why, you should take a look at our guide to memory cards where we provide a round-up of the various memory cards and their benefits, including SD, MicroSD and more.
Altogether, there are around 10 pages of memory card and storage Black Friday deals over on Amazon which you can take a look at by clicking the buttons below.
Gear doesn’t make the photographer, but try taking photos without it and you won’t have much luck. As with just about every other consumer product, Black Friday typically brings heavy discounts on cameras, lenses, and just about every other type of photography gear you could want in your bag.
Even if you don’t need a new camera or lens, there are also great deals on accessories, like hard drives for photo storage or lighting.
This year, the major retailers are offering very solid deals on cameras that are one or two generations old, but still perform at a very high level. Olympus cameras currently have some extremely deep price cuts, which is great if you’re looking to get into the Micro Four Thirds system or upgrade your current body.
Check out our post dedicated to Adorama’s Black Friday deals.
Photo storage Black Friday deals
WD 12 TB elements desktop hard drive $197 (Was $309)
Crucial X8 2 TB Portable SSD $189 (Was $279)
WD 5 TB My Passport Portable external hard drive $99 (Was $149)
Synology 2-bay NAS DiskStation DS220+ $239 (Was $299)
Black Friday 2021 has arrived so, to help you find the best deals for photographers, we thought we’d bring them straight to your inbox! Below you’ll find discounts and special offers from some of the biggest names in the industry so you can do your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your own home.
These special partners have also helped support us over the last year, in a continuing challenging time, so please take the time to have a look at the special offers below and click the links to take advantage of the deals & discounts.
Enjoy shopping, and we hope you grab yourself a bargain!
Save 10% On Selected Cameras And Lenses With MPB
On average, used kit from MPB costs a third less than new. And now, during Cyber November, you can save an extra 10% on selected cameras and lenses. Hurry though, this offer ends on 29 November 2021.
Used kit from MPB is better for your wallet, your kitbag and the plant. Choose from any camera or lens, each in five condition ratings. Everything is thoroughly checked and tested by our highly trained product specialists.
Plastic-free packaging. Free warranty. Free delivery when you trade-in.
During Cyber November, MPB will plant a tree for every transaction!
This holiday season, giving back to the planet means joining in a circular economy, which is especially important during mass consumption periods like the holidays. Buying responsibly can impact us all.
From now until 29 November 2021, MPB will plant one tree every time a customer buys, sells or trades in used kit. Being a part of the change is as simple as choosing used. The goal is to plant 25,000 trees in honour of the conscious kit community that we are proud to represent.
This is Cyber November. Without the cost.
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Grab Affinity Photo & More With 30% Off In The Affinity Black Friday Sale
The fastest, smoothest and most precise image editing software around, Affinity Photo will revolutionise the way you work, whether you’re editing and retouching images, creating full-blown multi-layered compositions or making beautiful raster paintings.
Affinity Photo is the only fully-loaded photo editor integrated across macOS, Windows and iOS, and there’s no subscription.
Watch edits render in real-time and dive into the huge toolset, tailored to the demands of a professional photography workflow.
Massive image support (100+ Megapixels)
Super smooth pan and zoom at up to 120fps
Open and edit PSD and PSB files
PSD smart object import
Studio presets for the UI layout and other timesaving tools
For laying out photo books, magazines, flyers and marketing materials, Affinity Publisher is the ideal partner to Affinity Photo, giving you the power to combine your images, graphics and text to make beautiful layouts ready for publication.
Also on offer, Affinity’s official creative content includes a brand-new selection of brush packs and effects, while the high-quality hardback Affinity Workbooks are the only official companion publications to the software.
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Save 25% Off SRP On Selected Samyang Lenses, From Participating Stockists In UK & Ireland
Save up to £167 or €199 on a range of superb Samyang lenses over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period. There is a wide range of lenses to choose from, in many different camera fittings; from the tiny AF 35mm F/2.8 FE to the stunning AF 85mm F/1.4 or maybe an ultra-wide 14mm F/2.8, you’re bound to find a lens that suits your wishes and delivers your aspirations!
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Save Up To £90 When Purchasing The SpyderX Elite
Datacolor, a global leader in colour management solutions, is offering selected Spyder products for photographers at discounted prices as part of its Black Friday promotion. Customers can save up to £90 on the purchase of a SpyderX Elite. Offer valid from 15 Nov- 24 Dec 2021.
SpyderX Elite – For professional photographers and videographers looking for the most comprehensive monitor calibration tool for maximum control of their colour workflow. It has been perfectly designed to match multiple monitors as well as calibrating beamers.
What’s special about the device?
Superior colorimeter technology based on years of groundbreaking research.
Intuitive software – one-click calibration and step-by-step assistant modes.
Up to date display technologies, allowing you to calibrate the latest displays/monitors.
Spyderproof – compare the before and after with just one click, allowing you to see the nuances which matter most.
Room light monitoring – using an integrated ambient light sensor, the SpyderX measures your room light throughout the day, allowing you to adjust your brightness and contrast to ideal levels.
Monitor performance analysis.
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Tamron Winter Instant Savings 2021 – Save Up To £200
A Winter Instant Savings Promotion has been launched in the UK and Ireland which features 6 award-winning lenses from Tamron.
Until 15 January 2022, those purchasing 1 of 6 select Tamron Sony FE mount lenses can receive instant savings of up to £200 when making their purchase from a participating Tamron Dealer.
Included in the promotion are the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD, 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD, 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD, 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD and 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD.
The instant savings are as follows:
Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD – £75
Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD – £100
Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD – £100
Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD – £100
Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD – £100
Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – £200
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Save £30 On A Vanguard VESTA 8320M Monocular With Digiscoping Kit
Whether it’s a Christmas gift for someone you love, or for yourself, save £30 on the VESTA 8320M monocular with digiscoping kit for smartphones up to 87mm wide. Just £49.99 from 26 November to 5 December 2021 at leading dealers or on the Vanguard website.
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Meike Global: Black Friday Deals
Meike is giving you the chance to save 30% on a wide range of lenses. All prices are at the lowest they have been all year! Plus, you’ll receive free shipping!
Start: 22 November 2021 (EST)
Ends: 30 November 2021 (EST)
Up to 30% OFF + FREE Shipping. Don’t miss out!
Lenses included in the offer are as follows:
Cine lens: Full Frame Series, Super 35 Series, Mini Prime Series
Still lens: Fish Eye?Wide Angle, Prime Lens, Manual Lens
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20% Off Nanlite Forza 60 And 60B Kits
Available at participating retailers, whilst stocks last.
Both designed to offer endless possibilities, lights that are small enough to hide but with an output that rivals much bigger lights. Great for travel when larger lights aren’t practical.
The Forza 60 from Nanlite is a monolight style light fixture with remarkable light output relative to its small size. Weighing only 0.83Kg /1.8 lb, the Forza 60 employs a COB LED module to output 18820 Lux of 5600K @1 meter (with the standard reflector), and a CRI/TLCI rating of 98/95.
The Forza 60B is the bicolour version with similar weight and also employing a COB LED module, but with a variable colour temperature range from 2700K to 6500K. Power output is rated at 13830 Lux of 5600K @ 1 meter (with standard reflector) and with an average CRI/TLCI of 96/98. With both models having a range of practical built-in special effects.
Included in each kit is the carry case, standard reflector, Bowens ‘S’ type adapter and A/C power Adapter. The kit also comes with a Battery Grip which enables approximately 1 hour of cord-free runtime at 100% brightness when equipped with 2 x NP-F750 batteries. (Batteries not included).
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Showcase Your Best Photos With Pixum & Make Personalised Photo Products To WOW!
Showcase your best photos of the year and make personalised photo products to WOW! From photo books, various wall prints, photo calendars up to smaller photo gifts such as jigsaw photo puzzles & much more – all printed with your own photographs in superb printing quality. Great photo products for your family, friends and business partners – designed by you in a wink! Pixum. It’s easy. It’s fun.
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Special Canvas Deal at My-Picture.co.uk – Order 3 Prints, Get the Cheapest FREE!
Until 1 December, My-Picture.co.uk are giving ePHOTOzine readers an exclusive opportunity to get THREE canvas prints for the price of TWO.
The custom print company is now running a special offer on their flagship product: personalised canvas prints which is this easy to purchase:
Go to https://www.my-picture.co.uk/ephotocanvas/
Add three canvas prints to your basket
Use code EPHOTOFREE at checkout
The cost of the cheapest canvas will be deducted from your order total!
My-Picture.co.uk will print any photo you choose on canvas. It’s the perfect solution for anyone who wants to give their memories a new life in print. Your photo will be reproduced with eco-friendly hypoallergenic HP latex inks and the canvas material will be hand-stretched over a real wood frame. Why not give your 3 prints to loved ones as touching gifts – or treat yourself to a striking three-part canvas wall display!
The 2+1 canvas deal applies to all canvas sizes and formats – from 20 x 20cm up to 120 x 80cm. The sale ends later this month, so don’t miss it out!
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Black Cyber Week at the Wacom eStore
Grab the best prices of the year during Black Cyber Week at the Wacom eStore. Whether you are looking for a pen tablet or a graphic display, Wacom has the perfect offer for everyone! Save up to 30%* on selected products across all categories. Deals are available for new Wacom Intuos and Intuos Pro pen tablets and the Wacom One creative pen display for everyone who wants to start directly on the screen. Great offers are also available for refurbished products including Wacom Cintiq 16/22 pen display and select Wacom MobileStudio Pro creative pen computers. Get your new pen tablet or graphic display today and let your creativity run free.
*Promotional products and prices vary depending on regional store view. Offer valid until 29.11.2021, 11:59 PM (CET).
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Save 92% On inPixio Photo Studio 11 Ultimate!
Enjoy a special inPixio offer: 92% off inPixio Photo Studio 11 Ultimate, the suite of top inPixio software, PLUS over 12,500 Bonus Content & Effects! Don’t miss this exclusive offer!
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Get 20% off the NEW version of PortraitPro!
Anthropics Technology has announced the launch of PortraitPro 22, a photo imaging software that’s powered by AI, and with it comes new features that make editing portraits easier than ever.
To save 20%, use code: EZBF21 at the checkout. This discount can be applied to new purchases, upgrades and bundles of PortraitPro and other Anthropics software such as Landscape Pro.
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Amazon Black Friday Deals
The Amazon Black Friday Sale 2021 is the perfect opportunity to grab some great deals on everything from smart devices to cameras and lenses.
Tens of thousands of deals have been/will be made available to Amazon customers throughout the day, before they turn their attention to Cyber Monday after the weekend.
Black Friday is around the corner. On November 26, online and offline retailers will be offering products across all categories at heavy discounts. The flood of special offers during this global shopping frenzy can be quite overwhelming, making it a real challenge for consumers to weed out the pseudo-bargains from the real ones and avoid impulse buying urges. To help you with your buying decisions — at least if it’s a new smartphone that’s on the top of your shopping list — we’ve compiled a list of five devices you should look out for during this year’s Black Friday campaigns.
Some of these phones might not necessarily have achieved the very highest scores in our rankings, but they were launched in the last quarter, and they have some unique design features or simply offer a lot of features and performance for the money. In addition, all the devices in this list have been tested across multiple of our test protocols, so you know exactly what you will be getting if you stumble across an irresistible Black Friday offer. Keep reading to find out what our audio, battery, camera, and display experts have to say and find the device that best suits your requirements, so you are well prepared once the Black Friday action starts.
Xiaomi 11T Pro: Flagship challenger with great battery management
Launched in October the Xiaomi 11T Pro is a brand new device that offers many of the same features and specs as the brand’s top-of-the line Mi 11 models, but it makes compromises in some areas, for example chipset and camera, to reduce price quite significantly. The result is a more affordable device that still has plenty of power and delivers the goods in pretty much all categories.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the best devices in the Premium segment that we have tested for battery, particularly exceling in terms of charging speed. It is currently the fastest in our database, achieving an 80% charge in only 18 minutes and 29 seconds. On top of that, autonomy is very good for the class as well. With moderate use the Xiaomi will be at your service for two full days and 9 hours before you’ll have to plug it in for charging, making it a great option for users who are often on the move, without access to charging.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro’s charging performance was simply outstanding — it is the best device our experts have tested to date.
The 11T Pro also did well in our Audio tests. The testers found it particularly suited to gaming, thanks to immersive audio with good wideness and snappy dynamics. Just make sure you don’t cover any of the speakers with your hands when holding the phone in landscape orientation. In addition, the device is more than capable in the audio recording department and a great pick for recording in very loud environments, such as concerts, where many competitors struggle to record clean sound.
The 11T Pro OLED screen does well in most situations, providing good readability and reducing eye strain thanks to good brightness management and a high flicker frequency of 480Hz. Colors are faithful, too, and motion is smooth when gaming. On the downside, tone mapping is not managed well in bright sunlight, which means image rendering looks unnatural and detail is lost, so images and videos are best viewed indoors or other lower light conditions.
The 11T Pro does not feature the Mi 11 series periscope tele lens or higher resolution ultra-wide cameras, but it still delivers good imaging performance for its class and captures good quality photos in brighter light conditions. Overall, the Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the most exciting new releases in the second half of 2021 and definitely worth a close look if you spot an enticing offer during Black Friday.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro camera offers pleasant skin tones and is able to record a wide dynamic scene in outdoor conditions.
For more detail, measurements and samples check out our individual protocol reviews of the Xiaomi 11T Pro:
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G: Great Premium allrounder
Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, a 6.55-inch Super AMOLED display, and a quad-camera with tele, ultra-wide and macro, the Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G is another device that competes in the Premium segment, offers features and specs that are pretty close to flagship-level and does well across all our tests.
Like the Xiaomi 11T Pro it particularly shines in the battery category. A good charging speed (80% charge achieves in 22 minutes) and an above average autonomy for its class mean the Oppo is currently the best Premium device in our battery ranking.
The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G achieves the best overall battery autonomy among its competitors.
It’s no slouch in other areas either and the display scores points for nice color rendering in all light conditions. It’s also very smooth when browsing the web or scrolling in apps, making it overall one of the better screens in this class, despite a lack of brightness in some situations that slightly tints the overall good impression of the display. In terms of audio the Oppo delivers great sound for gaming, thanks to an almost artifact-free audio with decent wideness. A lack of bass means it’s not the best option for listening to music, though. On the audio recording side of things the phone does very well when recording sound with videos or in meetings, thanks to good wideness and distance rendition. It’s also a fairly decent option for recording voice memos and meetings.
The camera delivers good detail in both photos and video clips if you don’t venture into scenes that are too dark and the accurate autofocus makes the Oppo a good option for capturing subjects in motion. The zoom isn’t the best we have seen in this class but delivers acceptable results at both the ultra-wide and tele end.
Photos captured with the Reno6 Pro show good subject exposure and detail, but dynamic range can be limited, resulting in highlight clipping, like in the background of this image.
For more detail, measurements and samples check out our individual protocol reviews of the Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G:
Samsung Z Fold 3: Display giant
Launched in August 2021, the Z Fold 3 5G is the latest model in Samsung’s line of foldable smartphones. The phone’s standout-feature is of course its innovative display setup, with a gigantic foldable 7.6-inch AMOLED 2x main display with a 1768 x 2208 resolution and an additional 6.2-inch cover display which provides quick access to apps content without unfolding the device. However, other specs, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the triple-camera with ultra-wide and tele, confirm we are dealing with an Ultra-Premium device here and pricewise the Samsung is a level above the other phones in this list – not much of a surprise given the innovative display technology.
This said, if a big screen in a normal-sized device is what you are after and have some cash to spare the Z Fold 3 might just be what you’ve been waiting for. It’s overall a big improvement over the first generation Z Fold device in all areas and a great phone to use. Thanks to an under-display front camera the wide screen The large and wide screen make it ideal for immersive entertainment application, such as gaming or watching videos. Brightness is particularly well adapted for watching HDR 10 video content and the touch response is very smooth, allowing for great control in games.
The Z Fold 3’s Audio performance is very decent as well and again a marked improvement over the predecessor, making it the best Samsung phone we have tested to date under our Audio protocol. In terms of playback it does well for gaming and listening to music but it really excels when recording in loud environments and is the best phone we have tested to date for recording concerts.
In our Audio playback tests the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G delivered an above-average timbre performance, with good treble, natural midrange, and a correct amount of bass.
The Z Fold3 has also improved noticeably in terms of camera performance with respect to the Z Fold 2 – in almost all sub-categories. It’s overall pretty close to Samsung’s more conventional flagship, the S21 Ultra, but delivers more accurate white balance and more consistent exposure. A fairly wide dynamic range allows for capture of difficult high-contrast scenes and the dedicated tele camera does a good job at short and medium range. Only for long-range zooming
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G captures bright and pleasant images with good exposure, wide dynamic range and vivid color.
For more detail, measurements and samples check out our individual protocol reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G:
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: Excellent all around
The iPhone 13 Pro Max probably does not need much of an introduction. Apple’s 2021 flagship smartphone comes with the best the brand from Cupertino has to offer, including Apple’s own new A15 Bionic chipset, a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display and a camera setup with ultra-wide camera and 3x tele. While next to some Android flagships the iPhone specs don’t look particularly impressive previous iPhone generations have consistently shown that specs are just numbers and what really counts is performance. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is no different and delivers very good results in all our tests.
It’s the best Ultra Premium device we have tested for battery to date. Battery life is excellent overall and more than 68 hours of autonomy under moderate use mark a significant improvement over the previous generation. The 13 Pro Max also comes with the currently best display in the market. The screen is truly stunning, providing excellent readability in almost all light conditions and use scenarios. HDR rendering is outstanding, with impressive highlight detail, making video consumption a real joy and smooth scrolling and touch response allow for a very good browsing and gaming experience.
Video contrast is excellent when watching HDR scenes on the display. Clockwise from top left: Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon), OnePlus 9 Pro. Note that although the clouds and trees in the photo illustrating the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s performance may appear clipped, the actual rendering on the device itself does not show any clipping
The iPhone’s media consumption capabilities are complemented by a strong audio playback performance, which is quite consistent all use cases but especially good when watching movies and gaming. Audio recording does not give you any reason to complain either and the iPhone is another great option for recording concerts and other loud live events.
In the camera category the iPhone 13 Pro Max is one of the best devices we have tested overall and the best for video recording. The camera performs very reliably, with vivid colors and nice skin tones in still images as well as good contrast. While Zoom performance is good but not among the very best, the 13 Pro Max is outstanding for video recording, thanks to smooth color and exposure transitions, good detail and reliable autofocus tracking and refocusing. Dynamic range is fairly wide, too, making the 13 Pro Max the goto-device for mobile video shooters.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max captures the best video quality we have seen on a smartphone.
For more detail, measurements and samples check out our individual protocol reviews of the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max:
Asus Zenfone 8: Small but mighty
While most brands’ flagship devices have fairly similar dimensions Asus stands out from the crowd with its Zenfone 8. The phone packs top-level components all around, such as a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display, but is noticeably smaller than competing phones. In fact, it’s the currently smallest Android flagship level phone, making it a great option for users who prefer less bulk. Among phones with comparable specs and performance only the Apple iPhone 13 mini is smaller.
The smaller than usual dimensions result in compromises in some areas but the camera is not one of those. There’s no dedicated tele lens, so the Zenfone 8 is not the best option for long-range tele zooming but otherwise, camera performance does not leave any reason to complain. Still image quality is overall very good for a Premium segment device and video recording quality is excellent, with good detail and nice colors.
Zenfone 8 videos have good stabilization and nice colors.
In our Audio tests, the device did very well across all areas considering its size. Playback is particularly good at lower volumes and while in recording the Zenfone doesn’t excel in any use case, it delivers above average results in all of them. The display could offer better readability in some situations but both motion and touch response are smooth, making for an overall pleasant user experience, especially when gaming or consuming video content.
In our Audio tests the Zenfone 8 delivered a pleasant timbre, warm, colorful, with very good midrange and satisfying bass restitution at nominal level.
Where the Zenfone lags slightly behind its competitors in the Premium segment is battery. The price to pay for the smaller dimensions comes in the shape of a smaller battery and in terms of battery autonomy the Asus is not on the same level as some of its larger-sized rivals. If that doesn’t bother you too much the Zenfone 8 is an easy recommendation to anyone who wants a smallish smartphone.
For more detail, measurements and samples check out our individual protocol reviews of the Asus Zenfone 8:
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