The Best Cameras to Buy Used or Refurbished

These cameras are slightly on the pricey side, but MPB has them at excellent prices right now.

Some cameras are a bit pricey, and all of us are always looking for discounts. Used cameras are sometimes the best way to go. They’ve already been tested by someone else. And when you buy them, the seller will always tell you about the camera. So we’ve taken a look at some of the best cameras on the market right now. These cameras are the ones we really liked recently. And you can get them at more affordable prices by getting them used. 

Editor’s Note: As the need for sustainability increases, MPB brings light to the concept of “conscious consumerism”—by buying used we reduce tech waste and help improve the environment. MPB will also plant a tree for every transaction (through November 30, 2020). MPB is partnering with the One Tree Planted organization to plant up to 25,000 trees in areas where there has been deforestation. Additionally, it’s a great way for photographers to save money on the equipment they need to get the job done well. MPB’s Cyber Week is coming up and is ready to stack the savings for you! Don’t miss it.

Canon EOS R

In our review, we state:

“Straightforward shooting photos is pretty simple, but I think the best customization of the Canon EOS R comes when you start to unlock what the dials and buttons can do.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $1,479

Nikon D850

In our review, we state:

“Image quality from the Nikon D850 across the board is absolutely solid. DXOMark confirms this and the Nikon D850 has a sensor with results that are very forgiving providing that you know what you’re doing. Most photographers may use Adobe Lightroom; Lightroom will do a good job but not as well as Capture One Pro–which can be set up to be just like Adobe Lightroom more or less but with more emphasis and focus on certain parts of the photo.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $2,039

Sony a7 III

In our review, we state:

“The Sony A7 III is pretty simple to use if you’re experienced with Sony products. The menu system is almost identical to that of the Sony a7r III and doesn’t confuse at all – if you’re used to it. With that said, your first 30 minutes or so with the camera will be all about customizing the buttons to do what you want.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $1,549

Sony a7r IV

In our review, we state:

“While the Sony A7R IV shares a lot of similarities with its predecessor on the surface, the moment you put your hand on the camera’s grip and you’ll immediately realize what a difference the A7R IV’s beefier grip makes.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $2,669

Fujifilm GFX 50R

In our review, we state:

“The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a great camera with more or less the same sensor as its sibling, the Fujifilm GFX 50S. I genuinely wish that this had an X Trans sensor though. However, I have to admit that I can’t complain about the image quality and nor can a number of folks whom I showed the images to on Facebook and Instagram. Despite this not being an X Trans sensor, the sensor output is still very good.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $3,249

Olympus Pen F

In our review, we state:

“The ease of use is a bit of a mixed bag here. I know loads of people who hate Olympus’s menu systems; and that probably won’t change. They indeed can be deep and confusing at times, but once you’ve got everything customized then you’re all set. That’s going to take a bit of time, but usually not a whole lot.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start at $659

Panasonic GH5s

In our review, we state:

“I tested the Panasonic GH5s while out and about in the rain here in NYC. When paired with the 12-40mm f2.8-4 lens, the duo was able to resist the rain with no issues. Just by holding it, you know that the Panasonic GH5s is a big, beefy camera. It feels like a Canon or Nikon DSLR and not like a mirrorless camera at all. It has ample heft to it and not a single piece feels like it isn’t solid in any way. This is how professional mirrorless cameras are really meant to feel in the hand.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start around $1,319

Leica M10

In our review, we state:

“The dynamic range and high ISO output from this camera are both very good. But where I find it lacking a bit is with color depth. To be fair, Leica’s colors are pretty decent right out of the camera; but I’m so used to Fujifilm and Sony files where the colors can be manipulated pretty heavily. You’re surely not getting that here. The color depth is better than what I’ve been finding available with Micro Four Thirds, but Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fujifilm are all taking the cake here otherwise.”

Buy Now: MPB prices start at $4,529

Editor’s Note: As the need for sustainability increases, MPB brings light to the concept of “conscious consumerism”—by buying used we reduce tech waste and help improve the environment. MPB will also plant a tree for every transaction (through November 30, 2020). MPB is partnering with the One Tree Planted organization to plant up to 25,000 trees in areas where there has been deforestation. Additionally, it’s a great way for photographers to save money on the equipment they need to get the job done well. MPB’s Cyber Week is coming up and is ready to stack the savings for you! Don’t miss it.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.