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Old Jan 2, 2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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I have a Canon Rebel 2000 film camera and want to go with a digital SLR instead, but I'm pretty poor. So I was looking around at some used cameras and came up with the Canon 10D and the Digital Rebel. Of the two, it looks like the 10D is a lot more sturdy and overall a nicer camera than the Digital Rebel (important if I'm buying used, I don't know what kind of abuse it's been through so I want something that would have stood up to abuse a little bit). I was looking around on ebay and I noticed a LOT of digital Rebels sold broken "as is" so that doesn't bode well for those cameras to me. The reason I was thinking another Canon was because I already have the lens from the Rebel 2000 so I can save on buying a lens if I stick with another Canon. Any suggestions on what to get or where to get it for someone who wants a digital SLR for $200?
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Old Jan 2, 2008, 1:08 PM   #2
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That's a tough one. No doubt the 10d is a better built camera but they're OLD - like 5 years I believe. That's a LOT of potential use and abuse. And there is no way to my knowledge to find out how many clicks are actually on the shutter. A replaced shutter I believe is around $300-$400. As you mentioned, the 300d is a bit flimsy - so while it might have LESS abuse the abuse might do more damage. So it depends how risk tolerant you are. Personally I would NEVER buy a used DSLR. I MIGHT buy a factory refurbished one - at least there you usually get a warranty and they've taken it apart and checked all the parts. So if you're OK with the risk that after $200 your DSLR might break down in a week or a month or a year then I'd be inclined to go with the 10d.
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Old Jan 2, 2008, 2:19 PM   #3
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I originally had thought about buying a refurbished camera but can't seem to find any available anywhere. So the only other option for getting a camera that old was buying used. If there are any good places I can get a refurb let me know.
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Old Jan 4, 2008, 8:45 AM   #4
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Please tell us how much you are looking to spend on this new camera?? That would be very helpful.

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Old Jan 4, 2008, 8:51 AM   #5
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Sarah,

The OP indicated they don't want to spend more than $200.
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Old Jan 4, 2008, 9:48 AM   #6
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B&H has a used 6MP Canon Digital Rebel 300D for $279. That's the best I could find.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Rebel_.html
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