Cameras that have been refurbished in order to get rid of a small defect perform just as well as new equipment and are a boon to the purchaser in terms of the price while enabling the manufacturer to re-use their product in an economical and eco-friendly manner. In addition, the purchasers of refurbished cameras will find that the original accessories are included with the cameras together with a warranty.
Canon refurbishment standards are even more comprehensive than their manufacturing standard. Manufactured cameras are tested at random while each and every refurbished camera is tested stringently through Quality Control. After repairs and quality checks the equipment is packed and stamped as refurbished and sold with the relevant paperwork, new manuals, cables, software CDs and straps. The warranty given with the refurbished camera will usually be for a shorter period of time and this is mainly due to the fact that it is sold at a significantly lower retail price than a brand new one. This does not necessarily reflect the condition of the cameras themselves.
Cameras thus refurbished by the manufacturer are ideal for newcomers and other photographers who have to be conscious of the cost incurred in using them. There is an excellent selection of refurbished Canon cameras available both on-line and in stores. Canon Customer Support will help you with any queries you may have in this regard. Inventory updates at any Canon Store will list refurbished cameras that are available as well as lenses and other accessories.
Another time to go in for a refurbished Canon camera is when the Canon camera in use has to be repaired or upgraded. If the camera is past the warranty period then this is a more cost effective option. When a camera is repaired the warranty given will only cover the new part whereas with the purchase of a refurbished camera the usual 90 day warranty will be given for the entire camera and accessories.
Refurbished cameras are available for a much lower rate and this allows newcomers to photography and even veterans to take a risk, experiment and learn about different ways to optimize usage and thus enhance creativity.