used cameras

Used Cameras

Why should you buy a used camera?
The main reason is the value for the price. Mostly, when a new model is released to the market, the older model is offered for sale in the used market, and the older model may be very excellent. Of course, the price of the used one is always cheaper than the new one, and sometimes, depending on the condition of the camera itself, it could be a great deal to buy the used one.
To make sure that the decision to buy a used one is the right one for you, you must take into account the following.

Buying Used Cameras From Stores

First, you must know who to buy from, and in the case of buying second-hand, you have only two possibilities, you will buy from a store, or you will buy from an individual, and I prefer to buy from a store, and in some stores.
Individuals sell used cameras to them, and this store takes the camera and checks it well, making sure that the camera is very excellent, works well, and has no defects or any problems.
They buy the camera from this individual and then sell it to someone else with a certain profit margin.

from where to buy used camera

Tips For Buying Used Camera From Stores

If you are buying from a store :


1) Research:

Do a little research on these stores to be assured that you are buying from a reputable store with a good reputation.

STORES RESEARCH


2) Previews of customer experience:

If you know some of the customers who have dealt with this store before, will they tell you what their experience and their dealings with the store were like?

Previews Customer Experience who dealt with camera stores


3) Customer Reviews:

It would be great if the store had a website with some reviews or some customer reviews on it and you could look at them.

Online Customer Reviews


4) Social Media Influence: 

If the store has a page on Facebook, click on the page or read some of the comments on the posts to see the review on the page, so that in the end, you can have a picture of the store.

Social Media Power


5) Honesty:

Is it honest and a good store that will be reassured with dealing with it or not?

Honesty


6) Warranty:

Some stores also offer you a warranty on the product for at least a month, and this is something that you will be assured of very well because, during this warranty period, you can try the camera very slowly and comfortably to make sure that it has no defects and no problems.

Warranty

Used Camera Buying Tips

If you are buying from an individual, in short, you want to choose a person who has excellent use of the camera and keeps it, and does not perform abusive operations on the camera.
So, some simple information about the person you are buying from can help you to be more confident about the camera you are buying.

1) If he is a person who is used to updating his cameras, this means that the camera is probably not being consumed much, and it’s a good sign.

Updated camera system


2) If it’s a person whose work is mostly indoor photography, this means that the camera was not exposed much to different environmental conditions, and it’s a good sign.

Indoor Photography


3) If you buy the camera from an equipment rental store or a professional photographer, and most of the work is outdoors, then this often means that the camera has been used and depreciated a lot, and it’s a bad sign.

buying used camera from rental store


4) You have to check the shutter counter every time you take a picture with the camera. The shutter metre goes up and down and counts as 1 picture, and in any camera you are supposed to know the number of shutters. You must know that this shutter has a default life, often not less than 100,000 pictures. This is according to the price of the camera.
For cheap cameras, the shelf life of the parts is less, and for the cameras, the shutter life span is much longer. It can reach up to 300,000 pictures.
For example, if the shutter number is less than 2000 to 10,000, for example, this means that the camera is lightly used, and often the price will be a little higher.
But if the shutter number is 50,000 or more, then this means that the camera is heavily used, and this should make the camera cheaper. For example, if the shutter number is less than 2000 to 10,000, for example, this means that the camera is lightly used, and often the price will be a little higher.

before buying used camera review shutter counter


5) Stay with the modern models somewhat. As I always say, the newer technology is often better and therefore, focus on the somewhat modern models before you buy any model.
You must know the release date of the camera, and buy a camera that is in the range of the last 10 years, max.
Often, companies issue a new camera model every two or four years, but in general, always try to buy the latest model as possible.

Buy newer technology used camera
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6) You need to ask the person from whom you are buying the camera, “Has this camera been serviced before or not?”
Of course, you will take the person’s answer in good faith, but you must also examine the body well and try to see any signs that the camera has opened before that. Most of the screws in the cameras are behind the rubber parts, so try to look at the rubber parts and try to make sure whether these parts have come loose and disintegrated before or not.

look at the Rubber Parts before buying used camera


7) Examine the body thoroughly and do everything possible to ensure that everything is in working order. Try to notice the condition of the body.

Take a good look at the Camera Body before buying used camera


8) Check that all of the buttons and dials function properly, as well as the screen. 

Make sure that all the Buttons and Dials are working before buying used camera


9) To make sure that the screen is working well, take a very light picture that remains white, and a very dark picture that remains black, and look at the screen well and see if there are any dead pixels or not. Is the screen completely white or completely black? If it is completely white or completely black, it means that all the pixels are working well.
And these pictures will help you to check whether the sensor is in good condition and clean or not.

Make sure that the screen is working well before buying used camera


10) Also, don’t forget to bring the memory card with you. Make sure that your card works well in the camera.

Make sure that your Memory Card works before buying used camera

11) Look at the door of the memory card to make sure that it is correct and there are no problems, and at the same time, look at the battery door to make sure it’s okay and there are no problems.

Look at the door of the memory card to make sure there are no problems before buying used camera


12) Examine the battery to ensure that it is original, that it is clean, and that there is no rust. 

Look at the camera Battery before buying used camera


13) Also, you should look into the mirror of the camera if it is a DSLR camera, and make sure that it is clean and free of any problems.

Look in the Mirror of the camera before buying used camera


14) You must look at the sensor and make sure that it is completely clean and free of any scratches.

You must look at the Sensor before buying used camera


15) Examine the pins on the mount lens to ensure they are clean, shiny, and rust-free. 

Look at the Pins on the Mount Lens before buing used camera

16) You must take more than one picture with the camera and try to look closely at the pictures on a large screen to make sure that the focus is working well and that the sensor does not have any defects.

You must take more than one picture with the camera before buying used camera


17) Also, try to shoot as many videos as possible, so that you are reassured. Do not forget to try continuous shooting, as long as you can use the settings to make sure that the camera is working well and there are no problems.

Try to shoot how many Videos, and do not forget to try Continuous Shooting before buying used camera


18) Put the camera on the shutter priority system and switch the shutter options. Take a lot of pictures and make sure that all the exposure pictures are correct and the focus is correct. Then put the camera on the aperture priority system, change the aperture of the lens, and take a lot of photos, making sure that the exposure in all the photos is set and the focus is set.

Put the camera on the Shutter Priority System and switch the shutter options before buying used camera


19) Put the camera on automatic mode and change only the ISO value. Take a lot of pictures and make sure that the exposure is set and that the focus in all the images is set.
And to make sure that the focus is working fine, try to use focus on different dimensions.
First, use focus on something near you, then use the focus on something a little further away, then use the focus on something much further away, and review the pictures well to make sure that the focus is accurate to the points that you were specifying.

Put the camera on the Automatic Mode before buying used camera


20) If you are using a DSLR camera and you have many different focus points, try to adjust the focus to all the focus points as much as you can to make sure that all the focus points are working well.

Try to Adjust the Focus to all the focus points as much as you can before buying used camera

21) Open Live View and make sure that the focus is on almost everywhere in the cadre.
At least if the camera is a touch screen, change the location of the focus point in the cadre and make sure that the focus is already focused on the place you specify.

Open camera Live View before buying used camera


22) Things that people forget to test are the camera’s outputs, whether the USB connection or the HD; connect the installation to an external microphone or external speakers, or any other connection in the camera; and if the camera has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or NFC, try them, making sure they work well.

Check cameras output before buying used camera


23) If you have an external flash, install it where the external flash is installed and make sure that it is working well.

install external flash on the camera before buying used camera


24) If you buy the body alone, don’t forget to bring a lens with you to try the camera well.

don't forget to bring a Lens with you before buying used camera


25) If the camera has any accessories, make sure that they are complete and working, especially the battery charger.

If the camera has any accessories, make sure that it is complete before buying used camera

26) If you buy the body with the lens, look at the lens well. Remove the lens and look at the glass from front and behind. Try to do this in the sunlight, hold the lens in strong sunlight, look at the glass well from front and behind, and make sure that the lens does not have any scratches on the glass and there is no dirt inside the lens.

look at the glass from front and behind before buying used camera


27) If the lens is zoom, make sure that it works well in all zoom ranges. Set the lens as wide as possible, then focus on something close, then something a little further away, and then something very far away. Review the pictures carefully to ensure that the focus is fine and that the pictures are excellent. Zoom in a little while and take second pictures in different focus places, and so on until you reach the last zoom range. 

make sure that the lens is working well before buying used camera


28) If the lens has any switches, make sure they are working. If there is a switch that opens and locks the image stabilization, close it to shoot a video, and then open it to try to shoot a second video and compare the two videos together.

Check lens switches before buying used camera


29) Check that the image stabilisation is working properly, and if there is a switch that opens and locks the autofocus, close it and check that the manual focus is working properly. As previously stated, to test autofocus, use it on different degrees of focus; something close, something farther, and then something very far. 

Make sure that the Image Stabilization is working before buying used camera


30) If you buy a DSLR camera, try to try the camera in sunlight so that you know how to look at the viewfinder well and make sure that the picture is clear and sharp and there are no problems.

try the camera in sunlight before buying used camera

31) Meet the seller in a suitable place so that you can try the camera, and there is no rush.

Meet the seller in a suitable place before buying used camera


32) It is better that you bring a laptop with you so that you can transfer files on the device, look at it well, and focus on it well. Of course, this care increases the price of the camera everywhere.

bring a Laptop with you before buying used camera


33) There is something I want to confirm. Most of the time, the used camera has no warranty, unless you bought a camera that is still under warranty or you bought it from a store that gives you a guarantee.

the used camera has No Warranty


34) In any case, try to check the source of the camera. I mean, the original camera, from where did he get the camera, and the best thing is that you get the camera with its box and with all its original attachments, because this will make you feel that the original owner of the camera kept it well.

Box and with all its Original Attachments


35) If the camera is still under warranty, you must have the sales invoice for the camera and any other papers, such as the warranty card that often comes with the camera.

you must have the Sales Invoice before buying used camera

Used Camera Pricing

Try to find the right price. You should choose the right camera based on the budget available to buy the camera, but how do you know that the offer is good?
If you are buying a used model :
If you intend to purchase this model new, you should be aware of its price, which can be found on popular websites such as Amazon. 
Of course, the older the model, the more expensive it is as a used one, the cheaper it is. The lowest price for the used one is half the new price. If the price is less than that, the camera is probably in very bad condition.
The second thing that you need to do is to search for the price of the camera on used websites to find the current price range. Of course, the goal is to buy the best camera or lens at the lowest price.
The rule says that the better the camera is, the higher the price of the camera, but it is impossible to reach the same price as the camera that is new. Finally, the used price is about 10% less than the new price, at least if it is new. 
For $1,000, the user has a zero-breakage, in excellent condition, with a maximum of $900,especially if the used camera has no warranty. 
Otherwise, it is better that you buy a new camera with a warranty, and regarding the price of the camera, try to take advantage of any defect or shortage to reduce the price.
 If the shutter number is high, or if there are any scratches, fractures, or defects in the body, try to take advantage of this and negotiate with the seller to reduce the price. This is, of course, a logical need.

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If you are a beginner and have no experience with cameras, try to find a friend or someone who can come with you to look at the camera in some stores or some companies that offer a camera inspection service so that you can make sure that everything in the camera is working well and there are no problems.

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