Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Price for a used DSLR

  1. #1

    Default Price for a used DSLR

    Dear snrs, am thinking to going into DSLR and still comtemplating whether to get brand new or second hand. Has been monitoring the marketplace but the asking price for a used DSLR doesn't seem worth as it is slightly cheaper than a brand new. Take one few months old canon 500D, ppl selling 1150 which is only 50 to 100 cheaper than a new one. Am into other hobbies and usually depreciation for second hand item will be easily 20% or more. Thanks inadvance to those who can provide advice. Regards.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    You should not get a second hand because it is not worth and may damage.

    You should get first hand.

  3. #3
    Senior Member jlkk76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    2,148

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    normally the newer model dun depreciate much de...

    So, if u lookin into 2nd hand, why dun consider a older model like 450D or 1000D leh or even other model?

    U can get it a very gd price now lor.. else, go get a new one!

  4. #4

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    thanks for the advice. hoping to get a good deal but the deal doesnt seem attractive, hence prevented me from getting. think i will have to buy a new one and give up the ideal of getting second hand.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Solo77 View Post
    thanks for the advice. hoping to get a good deal but the deal doesnt seem attractive, hence prevented me from getting. think i will have to buy a new one and give up the ideal of getting second hand.
    You should get Canon 500D, you try to email to AP or TK or CP for e-quote. because it can give you a discount.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    thanks for the advice. was comtemplating to get 450 D or 500D....for 450 D, the asking price was close to 1 K which i think it might be more worthwhile getting new 500D. i understand MS or Alan photo do give reasonable pricing. Will check out.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    for a budget ard 1k, i recommend 40D+18-55!!


  8. #8

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Solo77 View Post
    thanks for the advice. was comtemplating to get 450 D or 500D....for 450 D, the asking price was close to 1 K which i think it might be more worthwhile getting new 500D. i understand MS or Alan photo do give reasonable pricing. Will check out.
    I love my Canon 500D. because i can choose video and photo.

    You better get Canon 500D. Because Canon 450D may discontinued soon.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Entry level DSLR is like that, depreciate like nobody business..

    Coz nowadays many DSLR company comes out new entry models like every 3-6 months,
    especially the N & C camp

    Therefore what makes you think ur newly purchased DSLR can maintain its value after a year ?

    If you happen to find one reasonable priced 2nd hand DSLR, why not ?
    Moreover, many had sell off their entry level DSLR after 1-2 years of usage

  10. #10

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by horizon_grazer View Post
    Entry level DSLR is like that, depreciate like nobody business..

    Coz nowadays many DSLR company comes out new entry models like every 3-6 months,
    especially the N & C camp

    Therefore what makes you think ur newly purchased DSLR can maintain its value after a year ?

    If you happen to find one reasonable priced 2nd hand DSLR, why not ?
    Moreover, many had sell off their entry level DSLR after 1-2 years of usage
    But i already bought Canon 500D.
    Because i chose canon 500D,i told him take out canon 50D , i want the canon 500D. but too late for me.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Tay76101 View Post
    But i already bought Canon 500D.
    Because i chose canon 500D,i told him take out canon 50D , i want the canon 500D. but too late for me.
    Ok, end of the day difference quite marginal..
    Important, we fully utilized w/ what we have & shoot more !

  12. #12

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Just sharing, I'm a newbie too, got 500D with Tamron 17-50, n having a lot of fun, but is not using the video much.. so u might wanna consider 40D (no video) like they said.. but do consider the discontinuing of the product..

    oh.. wanna recommend Cathay Photo@Peninsular, they give very good advice, very informative n sincere.. bought my lens n bag there.

    good luck..

  13. #13

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by denisme View Post
    Just sharing, I'm a newbie too, got 500D with Tamron 17-50, n having a lot of fun, but is not using the video much.. so u might wanna consider 40D (no video) like they said.. but do consider the discontinuing of the product..

    oh.. wanna recommend Cathay Photo@Peninsular, they give very good advice, very informative n sincere.. bought my lens n bag there.

    good luck..
    yea yea! i love the build of a 40D. i dun need the high res LCD, hi mega pixel count, videos. definitely bang for buck!

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Living out of the suitcase...
    Posts
    2,114

    Default Re: Price for a used DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Solo77 View Post
    Dear snrs, am thinking to going into DSLR and still comtemplating whether to get brand new or second hand. Has been monitoring the marketplace but the asking price for a used DSLR doesn't seem worth as it is slightly cheaper than a brand new. Take one few months old canon 500D, ppl selling 1150 which is only 50 to 100 cheaper than a new one. Am into other hobbies and usually depreciation for second hand item will be easily 20% or more. Thanks inadvance to those who can provide advice. Regards.
    sometimes it may be a simple demand and supply equation e.g. if it's a newly launched product, there is hardly anyone selling, as such seller may be able to command a price which is not too drastic... or take a look at the 5dmk2 bodies for example...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •