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Jabran (J.) Kundi is a seasoned reviewer for Four Best. He has an engineering background from the National University of Science and Technology and studied in Germany for several years. In his free time, when he is not spending his time researching and reviewing some of the best products around, he enjoys speaking German. Guten Tag!

The 4 Best Refurbished Canon and Nikon Deals for 2020

February 6, 2020    Electronics Travel 

Canon and Nikon products at great prices

When it comes to taking high quality pictures, there's hardly anything around that can beat Canon and Nikon. They have been producing professional cameras for a long time now and know their game very well. However, high quality comes with a high price tag and that's where most amateurs stop dreaming about their photography careers. That's what inspired us to come up with this collection of refurbished cameras from Nikon and Canon available at great discounts!

  • OUR TAKE
    PROS
    CONS

  • RUNNER UP

    Canon
    EOS Rebel T6 (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • The Rebel T6 is the perfect digital camera for beginners. it has an intuitive menu and is pretty easy to use. Even though it is considered a budget camera, its features are pretty decent for an average photographer's needs.
    PROS
    • Very easy to use.
    • Great battery life.
    • Perfect for newbies and entry-level photographers.
    • Affordable.
    • Intuitive menu.
    • Available at a 16% discount
    CONS
    • Plastic design.
    • No touch screen, only a 3 inch LCD screen for viewing.
    • Optical Viewfinder doesn't give you a 100% view

  • ALMOST

    Nikon
    70-300mm DX VR (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • This DX lens is suitable for beginner cameras and is both compact and lightweight. It offers an amazing quality for pictures while also being equally good for videos. With a 50% discount to be had, you certainly can't go wrong with this purchase.
    PROS
    • Pulse stepping auto focus system.
    • Lightweight.
    • Quite stepping motor allows for good filming of videos.
    • captures moving objects with sharp precision.
    • Shows good results even when shooting directly under light
    • 50% discount!
    CONS
    • No AF/MF switch.
    • Slow aperture.

  • ALMOST

    Nikon
    D3400 (Renewed)

    Amazon.com Paid
    OUR TAKE
    • Here's a pretty useful beginner DSLR from Nikon available at a 24% discount. Its original price already makes it a budget camera and with a discount on top of that, it offers a great bargain opportunity.
    PROS
    • Powerful battery.
    • Easy to use.
    • Burst shooting feature is set to 5 FPS.
    • Optical Viewfinder offers 95% coverage.
    • 24% discount.
    CONS
    • No Wi-Fi
    • No touch screen
    • Made from plastic

The Runner Up

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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Who Is It For?

EOS Rebel T6 is Canon's entry-level professional camera with 3'' LCD screen. It features a powerful APS-C CMOS Sensor that will capture a photo in 18.0 MP. This model is also useful for streaming purposes, as you can easily record a 1080p video at 30 frames per second. It's also very easy to share your photos, as T6 has a Wi-Fi with NFC function.

Autofocus

T6 marks a nice improvement from Rebel T5, most importantly by featuring a better processor. Optical ViewFinder combined with 9-point autofocus gives you precise focusing. Unfortunately, OVF doesn't give you a 100% view, which is also the case with many budget level professional cameras. This means that you might capture some details that aren't supposed to be in the photo. Optical zoom is set to 3.1x.

Picture Quality

The image quality is pretty remarkable for a budget DSLR camera. Color is delicately balanced and there is a slight over-saturation. T6 also has a high brightness level, so you can easily use it when it's sunny. ISO ranges from 100 – 12800, which makes this camera useful even in low-light environments. 3 fps shooting feature is just enough to help you capture those blink-of-an-eye moments. T6 has a very good battery life, and you will be able to take 500 pictures with one charge.

Build

The body of T6 is mostly made out of plastic, which makes it a bit fragile. On the other hand, since it's lightweight it's very easy to carry it everywhere you go.

Ease Of Use

The control menu is kept very intuitive, making it perfect for beginners. There is also a full auto mode, for when you want to keep it real simple. If you are up for the challenge, the advanced mode will let you control exposure, compensation, shutter speed and aperture value with a combination of control dial and Av +/-.

Look no further if you are searching for a solid beginner-level DSLR camera at an affordable price. With a combination of good image quality and long battery life, it is a step ahead of its competition. Rebel T6 is currently on a 16% discount and can be yours at a great price.

Worthy Mention

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Nikon 70-300mm DX VR

Who Is It For?

Here we have a special kind of Nikon's DX lens which features a new generation pulse stepping autofocus system. It is made for beginner DSLR cameras, and as such would greatly complement Nikon's D3400. This lens is both lightweight and compact, as it is all made out of plastic.

Silent And Fast

The zoom ring is very comfortable to use thanks to the balanced amount of resistance. Stepping motors allow quiet, quick and very smooth focus, so this lens can also be used when filming videos. Manual override feature easily lets you set your focus as you wish just by rotating the zoom ring. That makes this lens practical. Depending on the size you are using, the focal length will be anywhere from 4.5 at 70mm to 6.3 at 300 mm. The lens offers a 4.3x zoom which gives you quite a decent range.

Impressive Image Quality

Compared to its predecessor (55-300 mm), this model is more accurate in the long end. It captures moving objects with sharp precision and also performs impressively in low-lit environments. The lens delivers images that are incredibly sharp and with a good amount of contrast. It holds on even when shooting under direct light, with minimal ghosting and flares. The lens is rich with features and contains 14 elements divided into 10 groups. VR stabilization feature is also present, and it will remove most of the unwanted blur that can be caused by shaking.

The lens is fully compatible with the following models: D5300, D5500, D5600, D7500, D3300, D3400, and D500.

Compared to its predecessor, this model is superior in almost every aspect and is a worthwhile purchase. This lens is currently at almost half its original price!

Worthy Mention

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Nikon D3400

Who Is It For?

D3400 is a DSLR camera aimed at amateur photographers. We would place it just above Rebel T6, as it is slightly superior in many aspects. It's armed with better, 24 MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processor. D3400 has a 3'' 920k LCD screen with which you can also take 1080p video in 60 frames per second.

Take Pictures For Hours

Compared to the previous version D3300, D3400 is lighter and has a better battery life. With D3400, you can easily take up to 1200 shots before needing to recharge. What took a fall though is a flash, which range decreased to 7 meters. ISO range is decent for this price range, and goes from 100 -25600.

A Beginner-Friendly DSLR Camera

The body is made out of composite plastic, which makes this camera really light. You will be able to shoot for hours without signs of fatigue. D3400 has intuitive control layout excellent for beginners. You can easily change settings while shooting and switch to full auto quickly. On the other hand, manual mode is lacking ISO adjustment which some may find troublesome. Optical Viewfinder offers a solid 95% coverage. Although there is no Wi-Fi option, you can send your photos to any smart phone with an app called Snap Bridge.

Improved Focus And Image quality

11-point autofocus is particularly quick, even in dimmer conditions. This feature really shines through when taking videos. Active D-Lighting automatically picks ideal exposure in most situations. Also, D3400 has a great dynamic range, so the images taken won't be too dark. D3400 manages to take solid photos even without playing with settings. The colors are not to punchy and there's plenty of details in the photos. Burst shooting feature is set to 5 FPS, which is above average in its price range.

In conclusion, D3400 is one of the best beginner DSLR cameras in it's price class. Thanks to the lightweight body and intuitive controls, you will be able to shoot for hours with relative ease. It is a great option as your first DSLR camera. Nikon D3400 is currently renewed on Amazon at 24% discount.

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