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    Default Need help on buying new DSLR

    Hi all, im thinking of buying Canon 450D but im not sure what to look out for or check when buying a new DSLR?? Pls advice. Thank you

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    Check to make sure there are no defects, and if u are happy with the cam after trying it then go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbug View Post
    ...... when buying a new DSLR?? Pls advice. Thank you
    Ensure warranty card filled up appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbug View Post
    Hi all, im thinking of buying Canon 450D but im not sure what to look out for or check when buying a new DSLR?? Pls advice. Thank you
    1)Check for cosmetic defects on the body and/or lens
    2)Check the box for all the supplied accessories
    3)MUST have warranty card
    4)Ask for a lens and memory card to 'test' the camera.(however, if you go back and find the camera not working, I believe most shops would offer a 1-to-1 exchange within 1-2 days.)
    5)Last but not least; check for shutter count once you're home.(If you're that worried)

    Regarding the 5th point; recently there was a ClubSnap member who bought a new camera that had a 400+ shutter count. This would obviously seem like the camera was used as a test camera.

    As for how to check the shutter count visit this: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=shutter+count

    Of course, do not expect a zero shutter count on a new camera.

    Good luck with your purchase and remember to check Canon price guides in the Canon forum over here to have a rough gauge of what to expect to pay.

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    Default Re: Need help on buying new DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by faineant View Post
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    5)Last but not least; check for shutter count once you're home.(If you're that worried)
    Curious how you check for shutter count in a camera (beside the file numbering which can be reset)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Curious how you check for shutter count in a camera (beside the file numbering which can be reset)?
    Check the link in the post above. You'll need a laptop, the USB cable and EOS Utility installed.

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    Make sure you do your homework, and find the best price. Or else get chopped by the shops.
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    Default Re: Need help on buying new DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Curious how you check for shutter count in a camera (beside the file numbering which can be reset)?
    bring your laptop and transfer pic to latop, then use exif viewer can see shutter count liao....

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