In this blog we will go over the top 5 DSLR cameras to resell on eBay. Selling DSLR cameras on eBay is a very profitable niche, with many cameras being listed and sold every day.
DSLR cameras can sell anywhere from £60-£3000. Many photographers like to buy used cameras because used cameras can be significantly cheaper then buying brand new.
When selling cameras its important to look at things like brand, condition and specifications. We will go over all of those aspects in this blog.
There is a plethora of options out there when it comes to camera brands, however, two main brands we will be focusing on are Canon and Nikon. They both offer budget and high-end cameras. They also both have huge fan bases. When looking at cameras to resell its important to take note of the brand, as this will help you when sourcing and selling your products.
Canon EOS 600D
First introduced in March 2011, the Canon EOS 600d is a 18.0MP entry-level DSLR camera that has stood the test of time. Because of its price point, this camera was and still is very popular with beginner photographers. This camera replaced the older model Canon 550D.
This camera is great to resell because of its reputation in the photography community as a great entry-level camera. Lots of budding photographers seek out this camera to get started on their photography journey, meaning that their will always be demand for this specific Model.
You can view the price data for the Canon EOS 600D here.
The Nikon D3500 is a 24-megapixel entry-level DSLR camera on the Nikon side. It replaced the D3400 while being cheaper, lighter and having a longer battery. This camera is easy to use and is tailored especially for beginners, as it has a ‘Guide Mode’ with essentially teaches you the basics of photography.
The camera is sought after by beginners because of its intuative features and low price. This camera is not as popular as the Canon EOS 600D, but it still has a place in the market. This camera can be great to resell if you can source it cheap enough to keep your margins high.
You can view the price data for the Nikon D3500 here.
Canon EOS 7D
The Canon EOS 7D is a mid-ranged DSLR camera selling around £1500 brand new. The 7D is seen as an upgrade to the 50D, as it is very similar in terms of weight and size. It has strong competition to compete with, mainly from the Nikon D300s, but the Sony Alpha A700 is also a contender.
The Canon EOS 7D is a great camera to resell but your pockets will have to be a lot deeper than with the previous two cameras. This camera is more targeted towards professionals, so keep that in mind if you chose to add this camera to your reselling roster.
You can view the price data for the Canon EOS 7D here.
The Nikon D7500 is a mid-ranged camera from Nikon and is an all-round performer, especially at its price point. It offers great features like 8fps burst shooting and 4k video which lets it compete with other DSLR cameras that launched at a higher price.
The Nikon D7500 is a great camera to sell because its just one step up for beginners looking to upgrade. This is a great camera to resell, if you are looking to sell mid-ranged cameras, as it offers generous margins if you can source this camera for a good price.
You can view the price data for the Nikon D7500 here.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
The Canon EOS 5D series is one of the most recognisable camera lines of this current digital age. The Mark IV was designed to appeal to a wide range of photography enthusiasts and professionals. While looking identical to its predecessor, it received upgrades which include, higher resolution and 4k video capture.
The Canon EOS 5D is a top of the line DSLR camera, targeted for professionals and enthusiasts. This makes it audience a bit smaller than the other cameras previously mentioned. However, because of its price point and notoriety it’s a great item to resell if you can get your hands on it.
You can view the price data for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV here.
Buying DLSR cameras
When buying cameras its very important that you carefully examine photos and descriptions. Some cameras have a lot of usage on them, which can lower the potential reselling value.
Check carefully for any scratches, nicks, dents or any other blemishes. If too few of the images show a certain part of the camera, be wary and don’t bid unless you are willing to risk the purchase price.
As with all purchases, you can contact the seller for more information or better images, and then make a final judgement when you have received a reply.
This is my list of the top 5 DSLR cameras to resell on eBay. As with all business ventures take your time and do your research. The world of cameras is broad and wide, so there are always deals to be found.