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2nd Hand/Refurbed Cameras ?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Matt Horne, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Matt Horne

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    Having only owned one digital camera (one of the huge kodak ones 1.3m) I am now considering buying another as I have a new addition to the family arriving in November.

    So rather than splash out on the lastest and greatest (which I normally do) I thought I would look to getting a older model, whether 2nd hand or refurbed.

    Does anyone know of any websites which sell such items (other than ebay?)

    Also does anyone have any recommendations of older cameras which are worthe getting ?

    Heres my wanted list :

    3-4 MB as I want to mainly print to 7x5.

    Excellent picture quality (not worried about tons of features as I will probably never use them)

    Preferably SD card driven (or Compact flash) as I have some of these already and I have not wish to add any further (XD/Memory stick)

    Smallish size - not interested in anything too bulky/heavy otherwise I doubt I will use it.

    Price wise - cheaper the better.. though for arguements sake £250 or less.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    Hello Matt,

    I have a Nikon Coolpix 995 that I am about to sell.
    Boxed as new, with Lowepro case and spare Nikon battery.
    Nice camera, now using Digital SLR.

    Bought may last year, used for about 6 months until I bought a DSLR.

    Only 3 megapixels, but the lens is excellent.
    Great prints upto A4.

    Not sure what it is worth really.

    I can post some sample shots if you are interested.

    A few reviews Here

    I would be wary of buying a refurbished camera, as that often means 'faulty warranty return, now repaired'


    Mark.
     
  5. Matt Horne

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    Thanks Mark.. it looks great.. just not sure I can afford it.. Let me know when u decide a price anyhow.. it may be just the thing :)

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  6. Mark Grant

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    Hello Matt,

    Lowest I would want to go is £300 including delivery, for the Coolpix 995 (mint and boxed), including spare nikon battery(£39) and Lowepro case (£25) . Probably cheaper than ebay, and it is a UK model, not a USA import.

    Look at http://www3.pbase.com/markgrant/ for some photos taken with the coolpix 995.

    No photoshop trickery, just snapshots in Program mode and autofocus etc.


    Mark.
     

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