Thinking about buying a DLSR camera? Get ready to fork over a pretty penny. Brand new Canon 80D’s are going for $1200 right now, and that doesn’t include the lenses! But what if there was another option? What if there was a way to save a few hundred dollars? Perhaps it’s time to consider buying a refurbished camera.
Buying a refurbished Canon 80D from the manufacturer will save you about $200 on the actual camera body. That doesn’t include lenses—just the camera body. A lens will tack on another few hundred dollars, but according to one user, she was able to walk away with an 18-135 lens and a refurbished Canon 80D for $1175. The price cut is a selling point for buying a refurbished camera, but other perks await. Canon offers a one year warranty on its refurbished products, just like it would with a new product. This can give you a little peace of mind with your new purchase.
DSLR cameras are not cheap and the warranty can definitely come in handy if something were to happen to your camera. The best advice I can give about buying a new camera, refurbished or new, is to do your research. Figure out what it is that you need your camera for, what your budget is and what you want to accomplish with your Canon 80 camera. While buying a refurbished camera can save a few hundred dollars, maybe in your particular situation, a new camera would suit you better.
These cameras carry a hefty price tag, and it’s important to make sure that you are buying the right camera for your situation and needs before dropping hundreds of a dollars on a new DSLR camera. Do some Google searches and see what people out there are saying. Compare the products; figure out which one works for you. A new camera is a big investment, so make sure you are prepared to fully take advantage of it!