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Why Should You Buy An Old DSLR?

Published by WPC Official Account on Dec'08,2021

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Why Should You Buy An Old DSLR?

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Do you want to have a professional camera on a shoestring budget? Then you must buy an old DSLR instead of a new, cheaper camera. The most obvious reason is, of course, you get a DSLR on a very tight budget when you go for a used one. You may get a less than a year old DSLR for almost one-third of its original price. So if you want to buy a professional camera at a low cost, buying a used DSLR should be your sole goal, instead of a cheap camera that offers fewer features. You might be skeptical about buying an old DSLR because you think that the settings of these cameras must have gone backdated now. Then you should know that DSLRs as old as 12 years possess high-quality sensors, powerful ISO, and resolution. 

Still unsure about buying a used DSLR? Then check out these top 3 reasons to buy an old DSLR. You will not want to buy a new one ever again for sure!

Why Should You Buy An Old DSLR? 

 

Sturdy design

 

 

Most of the old DSLRs are much stronger built than the new modern cameras. These were made to be much durable against harsh weather and coercions. As they have specific knobs or buttons for all the important settings on them, they are easy to handle for beginners too. You don't need to find the required feature out of the list of features on the small screen. The system of formatting CF cards is also much simpler in the old DSLRs. It is what makes an old DSLR much more operable than a cheaper new camera. 

Lifespan

 

 

If you hesitate to buy an old DSLR camera thinking they have reduced lifespan, you are wrong. The longevity of a DSLR, or, any modern camera for that matter, is measured by its shutter count. It refers to the number of shots captured by the camera in total. For a beginner-level camera, the shutter shot is a minimum of 50000, in an intermediate-level camera it is 100000, and for a professional one, it is 200000. Check for the shutter count of the used camera using tools like Exiftool or Opanda IExif. If you buy an old DSLR with 100000 shots remaining and take 10 photos every day, it will be usable for the next thirty years. You can take it simply - as long as the battery is working, the camera is alive. 

Fixability

 

 

You can fix a DSLR much more easily and effectively than a cheap camera when it needs a repair. You might even fix some issues in your DSLR by yourself, surfing the internet. Each part of a DSLR was made with much more improved tools than a cheaper camera. These tools are much efficient and easy to maintain. But keep in mind that you should not buy a DSLR made before 2006 because it is difficult to find its spare parts. You can check the Nikon Camera Repair Site for additional information. 

 

Though these three reasons are sufficient for you to get convinced to buy used DSLRs over low-cost less effective new cameras, there is one additional piece of information for you. DSLRs are highly compatible with lenses. Hence you can easily fit a suitable lens in it. So, what are you waiting for? Go and search for the used DSLR that is in a good condition and fits in your budget now. 

 

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC. 


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Do you want to have a professional camera on a shoestring budget? Then you must buy an old DSLR instead of a new, cheaper camera. The most obvious reason is, of course, you get a DSLR on a very tight budget when you go for a used one. You may get a less than a year old DSLR for almost one-third of its original price. So if you want to buy a professional camera at a low cost, buying a used DSLR should be your sole goal, instead of a cheap camera that offers fewer features. You might be skeptical about buying an old DSLR because you think that the settings of these cameras must have gone backdated now. Then you should know that DSLRs as old as 12 years possess high-quality sensors, powerful ISO, and resolution. 

Still unsure about buying a used DSLR? Then check out these top 3 reasons to buy an old DSLR. You will not want to buy a new one ever again for sure!

Why Should You Buy An Old DSLR? 

 

Sturdy design

 

 

Most of the old DSLRs are much stronger built than the new modern cameras. These were made to be much durable against harsh weather and coercions. As they have specific knobs or buttons for all the important settings on them, they are easy to handle for beginners too. You don't need to find the required feature out of the list of features on the small screen. The system of formatting CF cards is also much simpler in the old DSLRs. It is what makes an old DSLR much more operable than a cheaper new camera. 

Lifespan

 

 

If you hesitate to buy an old DSLR camera thinking they have reduced lifespan, you are wrong. The longevity of a DSLR, or, any modern camera for that matter, is measured by its shutter count. It refers to the number of shots captured by the camera in total. For a beginner-level camera, the shutter shot is a minimum of 50000, in an intermediate-level camera it is 100000, and for a professional one, it is 200000. Check for the shutter count of the used camera using tools like Exiftool or Opanda IExif. If you buy an old DSLR with 100000 shots remaining and take 10 photos every day, it will be usable for the next thirty years. You can take it simply - as long as the battery is working, the camera is alive. 

Fixability

 

 

You can fix a DSLR much more easily and effectively than a cheap camera when it needs a repair. You might even fix some issues in your DSLR by yourself, surfing the internet. Each part of a DSLR was made with much more improved tools than a cheaper camera. These tools are much efficient and easy to maintain. But keep in mind that you should not buy a DSLR made before 2006 because it is difficult to find its spare parts. You can check the Nikon Camera Repair Site for additional information. 

 

Though these three reasons are sufficient for you to get convinced to buy used DSLRs over low-cost less effective new cameras, there is one additional piece of information for you. DSLRs are highly compatible with lenses. Hence you can easily fit a suitable lens in it. So, what are you waiting for? Go and search for the used DSLR that is in a good condition and fits in your budget now. 

 

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.