Price for a used DSLR


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Solo77

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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.
 

Tay76101

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

You should get first hand.:)
 

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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! :devil:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

Solo77

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 :sweat:
 

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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 :sweat:
But i already bought Canon 500D.:sweat:
Because i chose canon 500D,i told him take out canon 50D , i want the canon 500D. but too late for me.
 

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But i already bought Canon 500D.:sweat:
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 ! :sweatsm:
 

denisme

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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..
 

chiangkxv

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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!
 

satch

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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...
 

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