Shopping for Used Cameras
Investing in used cameras offers you an inexpensive introduction into the life of a professional photographer. With so many models to consider, saving on your initial purchase gives you time to decide which style works best for you. When combined with the abundance of accessories and add-ons that customize your picture-taking, used cameras serves as a gateway to see the world like never before.
DSLR Cameras vs. Point and Shoot
The most obvious difference between traditional point and shoot cameras and digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) is photo customization. DSLRs allow you to use many different lenses specialized for different types of photography (macro, portrait, wide-angle, action, etc). Image quality is usually better as well, although today's high-end point and shoots are capable of taking very high-quality images. Point and shoot cameras are great options for beginner photographers who enjoy automatic functionality, as well as professional photographers who want a lighter, more portable camera when on the go.
Pairing your camera with lighting equipment will improve your shots dramatically, both in the studio and outdoors. If you are interested in lighting gear and don't want to break the bank, check out used lighting equipment.
Choosing the Right Used Camera Equipment
Deciding what type of equipment to buy depends on how you intend to use your camera. Advanced models grant more opportunity to manipulate each scene, giving experienced photographers the ability to make instant manual adjustments. B&H's selection of used cameras are divided into three categories: amateur, semi-professional, and professional. If you're not interested in exploring a wide range of controls, entry-level devices are a cost-effective introduction to the DSLR style, and you can usually find camera kits with one or more lens options for you to try.
Greater weather sealing and durable construction are a few benefits of semi-professional and professional models. They are heavier, equipped with more features, and present the best sensor technology. Because of the intricacy of these investments, you may be able to find used cameras and camcorders that are compatible with vintage lenses and accessories that offer a unique signature that allows your work to stand out.
One of the most remarkable features of any professional DSLR camera is the way the technology lets you look straight into the lens. Whatever you see on the camera is exactly what you capture in the frame. This feature really comes in handy when using long telephoto lenses. Capture subjects from far away, grabbing images that make it look and feel like you were in the middle of the action.
Photography is expensive. B&H Photo and Video has all the equipment you need to see the world through your own lens at affordable prices.