where to buy a camera

Philippines
October 2, 2008 1:36am CST
i wanted to buy a camera but don't know where. and i only have limited money... so where can i get affordable dslr camera? and how much does it range?
8 responses
• India
2 Oct 08
You should never buy a camera online. As a matter o fact, never buy any electronic goods online. You can research about the type of camera you want, the statistics and the characteristics of any two cameras can be compared easily. Then you can decide upon the one you want. Prices usually vary by some margin due to a change in currency or inclusion of taxes. After the online research, do a market research about the prices of various models or the ones you shortlisted. Then you can go back and select the one you really want. DSLRs are usually around $300-600 , so be ready to shell out a bit more if you are going for a good brand. bourne
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
is the lens included? coz sometimes they are not... they only sell the body... what am i going to do with a body?
• India
2 Oct 08
Lens? Lens is always included I guess. You have to ask for the Lens hood which depends on the company you are buying. Sony gives one large Lens hood for free on its DSLR, but most people do not recommend Sony when it comes to cameras. bourne
• Australia
2 Oct 08
When lenses are not included, the camera is typically sold as "body" or "body only". Choosing the right lens is important, and many come with a "twin lens kit" at a discounted price.
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I would consider buying a used camera. I bought my first DSLR used, and I saved a lot of money! And my camera was in great condition! You can search for used cameras on eBay and Craigslist. You can also shop on the used section of adorama.com and bhphotovideo.com. And you should definitely check out your local camera store!!! If you decide to buy a camera online, be careful! There are a lot of scam sites out there that sell cameras!!!! You can read more about these scam sites here http://www.gomestic.com/Consumer-Information/Beware-of-Scams-When-Shopping-for-Cameras-Online.239551 As for the price range, the cheapest I've seen a new DSLR is around $500. I've found used DSLR cameras in great condition for as low as $125.
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
hugs... thanks alot for the help, i will keep that in mind. $125 is definitely affordable. i wish i can find something like that. was the lens included?
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I don't think the lens was included with that one, but you can always buy the lens separately... and you can usually find some great deals on used lenses! I've even heard of photographers getting free lenses from Craigslist all the time!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
3 Oct 08
What I would do is research what brand and model dslr you want. I usually make a list of all the options and performances that I want in the camera. Then I would do my search through various sites to see how much you would be spending for the camera. If you get the Photo magazines then I would browse in those for places to check prices. If you don't want to go through Ebay or one of those sites, make a list of the "stores" you might want to buy from. Then either check with them on line or call their 800 number to see about return policy, warranty and whatever else you want with the camera. I have purchased camera equipment from Ebay and from Adorama (it's a camera store based in NY) and have been very satisfied with my purchases. You can also use your search engine to find cameras, digital. There will be a list of online dealers that you can go into their web site and actually search for what you want and the price you want. Since the digital slr's have been out for quite awhile you may be able to find a good used one that isn't as expensive as buying a new one. When the camera stores take a used camera in they do a complete check up on the camera before it is offered for sale...
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
thank love bear for the tip you just gave. i will try this out...
• Australia
2 Oct 08
I cannot advise you where to shop in the Phillipines. What I can say is that, despite other cooments here, I have bought 4 cameras on line in the last few years, priced from $AU300 to $AU2000 and have been very pleased. I use PayPal and American Express to pay; they both have very reassuring fraud protection plans, but so far I have never had to use them. I have also bought laptops and LCD projectors on line, and musical instruments, most from overseas (I live in Australia) and am very relaxed about online shopping.
• India
2 Oct 08
I said do not buy online because, that person hasn't decided on which model to buy. If he decided and buys online, he might be disappointed because the camera which he bought might not be upto his expectations. Other than that, I somehow have heard more people saying that buying electronic goods online is a bit of a risk. If he goes to a local store, then he has the opportunity to test it out and figure out which one to buy. I also have bought my iPod Touch online, but it was a risk I took and was safe. bourne PS: No hard feelings, was just explaining why I asked him not to buy it online.
@srikool (936)
• India
2 Oct 08
hi friend..you can search in internet..after that you will get some idea about the camera..then you choose a shop near by you..first you have to select the comapny name..product model..after that you choose a shop and buy it...all the best
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
hey thanks for the tip. i will try something.
@kirubin (47)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
in the philippines try hidalgo. hth =)
@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
I know where you can buy one. You can pm me if you like.
• Bangladesh
2 Oct 08
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