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B&H Photo has been a staple in the photography and videography businesses since it was founded in 1973. Though we service more industries today, cameras remain the lifeblood of our business. We sell a wide variety of digital cameras from all the top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, Leica, Samsung, and more. Digital camera types include Digital SLR cameras (DSLR), Mirrorless System cameras, Point-and-Shoot cameras, Medium Format cameras, and more. Read below to find out which camera type best suits your needs.

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DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras largely replaced film-based SLRs during the 2000s. DSLRs are the most advanced and versatile cameras available to consumers today. They give you the most control over how your pictures are taken, and are thus meant for more serious amateur photographers and professionals. DSLRs allow you complete control over exposure settings, including aperture priority, shutter priority, and various program modes. Their fast autofocus produces great shots when shooting fast-moving subjects or scenes. They also utilize an interchangeable lens system, enabling photographers to use the most appropriate lens for whatever they are shooting. Finally, DSLRs have large sensors, which generally produce higher-quality images. Learn More About DSLRs.

Mirrorless system cameras are very similar to DSLR cameras in that they use interchangeable lenses, have large sensors, and allow the photographer to use the camera in full manual, automatic, or semi-automatic modes. The main difference is the size. Mirrorless cameras are closer to the size of compact point-and-shoot cameras because they do not have the optical viewfinder that DSLRs have. Optical viewfinders use a system of mirrors that accurately show the scene about to be photographed. Mirrorless cameras forgo those for electronic viewfinders or LCD screens, which preview the scene about to be photographed. This makes them quieter, smaller, and lighter, which is ideal for more serious photographers who value discretion and portability, from wedding and theater photographers to travel photographers. Learn More About Mirrorless Cameras.

There is a live chat feature on the website, as well as a used department. B&H maintains a wide selection of used cameras and other secondhand electronics. You can find sound systems, smartphones, and video equipment.

Unlike some of the retailers on the list, they sell their used equipment through eBay.Their camera and consumer digital department carry 35 mm and small format digital cameras. They also carry lenses from every major manufacturer in the world.

This is a massive, longtime Texas-based retailer, housed in 20,000 square feet. They sell new and used equipment, have a photo lab, rentals and repairs, and even offer on-site classes on a variety of photography topics.

Precision Camera & Video is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and photographic education. They carry a wide array of cameras, lenses, lighting gear, accessories, and even printers and scanners.

MPB is a photography gear marketplace for buyers and sellers through a hassle-free and secure platform. They have offices in the UK and New York. And they are always working on their technology to continue to redefine how photographic equipment is sold online.

The range of photographic equipment on MPB is vast. They are thousands of items passing through the marketplace every month. In addition to used cameras, they sell accessories like filters, camera batteries, and memory cards.

The images of the product should be close up enough and large enough for you to assess the condition of the body for nicks and scratches. There should be several pictures that show all sides of the camera. These should not be blurry or shot from too far away.

One of the most effective and popular ways of saving money on photography equipment is by buying pre-owned gear. The two most popular ways of buying second-hand gear are by either purchasing directly from a private seller (using auction websites like eBay) or buying from a dedicated used camera company. There are pros and cons to both, so you'll need to weigh up what's most important to you here.

Used camera companies are the more reliable and trustworthy option, as they test each item thoroughly to ensure it's up to standard before selling and some places allow returns under warranty if it's faulty or it breaks down. However, these companies are usually the slightly more expensive option as they need to pay for the testing and need to make a profit. However, many also allow users to trade in old gear to help bring the cost down further. Some popular and trusted used and refurbished camera stores to check out are KEH (opens in new tab), Adorama (opens in new tab) and BHphotovideo (opens in new tab) or Wex (opens in new tab), London Camera Exchange (opens in new tab) and MPB (opens in new tab) in the UK.

A trick to effectively saving money on photography equipment is in knowing which pieces of gear to save money on and which pieces you shouldn't. Camera bodies in particular lose value so quickly through shutter counts, wear and tear and new models continuously being released. So if you are looking to save money on camera gear, the body would be a pretty good place to start.

There are many reasons to rent or borrow equipment, and it's an option that many photographers forget about when looking for new gear. Renting photography equipment can be especially useful to try before you buy, particularly if there are a number of different pieces of kit you are comparing.

Renting gear is also a good option if you aren't sure whether you'd use that particular piece of equipment enough, or if it's a more expensive item and you can't afford to buy it outright. Bespoke photoshoots can also be a good time to rent gear, as you know you'll only need to use it for a specific shoot. You could even rent out your own equipment to help raise the funds for your next purchase. Or, if you're lucky enough to have friends and family who are into photography, you could always ask to borrow equipment, too.

Another great place to save money is at photography conventions and events. Many camera brands will have stalls at these events and offer great discounts on any purchases made there. Plus, you'll get a hands-on look at all the equipment and be able to ask questions and talk to the knowledgeable reps there. For those in the US ClickCon (opens in new tab) would be a great place to check out and if you're in the UK The Photography Show (opens in new tab) is in Birmingham every year.

So, without further delay, here is our list of the top six (in alphabetical order) places to look at when seeking out your next piece of gear. Obviously, all these places offer gear well beyond just cameras and lenses too!

As far as digital cameras and lenses, its used department is my favorite of anyone on this list. Adorama has tons of used gear available at any given time, with new gear being added every day. Best of all, it has very, very good prices with some unbeatable deals popping up now and then.

Like purchasing new items from B&H, used gear will still come with the same quality customer service and free expedited delivery over $49. Used equipment may be returned for any reason within 30 days and carries a three-month parts and labor warranty.

eBay is where you stand to get the best possible price and have the largest variety of options at any given time for any given item. For some items, namely vintage lenses, cameras, and accessories as well as rare or niche items, eBay may be the only place where you stand a chance to find what you are looking for.

Every piece of equipment at LensRentals goes through a rigorous X point inspection, cleaning, and provision program after each loan, which allows them to achieve what is purported to be the lowest failure rate in the rental business. Equipment naturally goes through the same proprietary inspection process before being put up for sale.

MPB is probably the least well-known on this list, but it has grown quite a lot during the COVID-19 era and are absolutely worth a look. Not unlike the others on this list (except eBay), MPB purchases and resells used camera gear after thoroughly inspecting and testing the equipment. With two offices in the UK and one in Brooklyn, New York, MPB serves even more markets than several others on this list, and in April of this year, it acquired Series D funding of $69 million to expand to other markets.

The two best things about MPB are its massive catalog of available products and its very good prices. For example, at the time of writing there are twenty Nikon Z6 (starting at $1059), thirty-four Canon 5D Mark IV (starting at $1959), and twenty-seven Sony a7R Mark III (starting at $1889) cameras available to purchase. I do not know of anywhere else, except eBay, with that kind of inventory.

Even though in the moment, you appear to be paying less, if you rent equipment habitually, the costs can, and most likely will, end up totaling up to more than the cost of one piece of equipment if you had bought it outright.

Something that could be more appealing about renting is that you will have the ability to try out new equipment as it is released, whereas once you buy, you are more likely to be locked into the models that you own.

Along with a camera, the single most crucial piece of equipment for photography is a lens. In some ways, lenses are even more important than the camera itself, because the lens is what actually focuses the light to reach your camera sensor.

What lens should you get? Some photographers use kit lenses which come bundled with many cameras. Other photographers buy their cameras and lenses separately. Either way, you definitely need to purchase a lens in the end, one way or another. There are two (and maybe three) that we recommend for starters. From most important to least, you should get:

There are thousands of options for camera bags out there. Although you could buy bags online, we strongly recommend going out in person and testing this yourself, since you never quite know how a bag fits until you wear it. Comfort is very subjective. If you need to buy online, pick a store with a good return policy, such as Amazon, Adorama, B&H, or REI. 041b061a72


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