It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional photographer, amateur, or have some level of experience in between, you’re well aware of the fact that photography equipment can set you back quite a bit of money.
While it’s important to buy high quality equipment – as it helps you shoot high quality photos – you have a budget to keep in mind. For this reason, it’s critical to compare as many options as possible before pulling the trigger on a new purchase.
If you come to find that a new camera is out of your price range, it’s time to turn your attention to the secondary market. With the purchase of a used camera, you can get exactly what you want at a more affordable price.
This leads to an important question: what’s the best used camera on the market?
While the answer depends largely on your wants and needs, it’s best to focus your attention on the models with the best reviews and reputation. In other words, the best new cameras make the best used cameras.
If you need a push in the right direction, take a closer look at these options:
· Fujifilm X-T3
· Nikon Z7
· Canon EOS 6D II
· Fujifilm X-T100
· Canon EOS 80D
· Sony Alpha 6000
· Olympus OM-D E-M10 III
· Panasonic LX100 II
Take the Nikon Z7 for example. When buying new, you can expect to part with anywhere from $3,000 to $3,500. However, if you’re able to find a used model, such as at an estate sale, don’t be surprised if you can pick it up for half or 2/3 of the new price.
There are several key questions to answer before buying any used camera:
· What is the quality and condition of the camera?
· Does it come with all the standard equipment, as well as any accessories?
· Is it in working condition?
As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to test a used camera before making a purchase.
So, there you have it. If you’re in the market for a camera but don’t have the money or desire to purchase a new model, you can turn your attention to the secondary market.