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Refurbished Nikon DSLR cameras

Those are some of the refurbished Nikon cameras currently available at different retailers:

Refurbished-Nikon-D800
Refurbished-Nikon-D3200

Refurbished Nikon gear at B&H (see full list here):

Refurbished-Nikon-D600

Refurbished Nikon gear at Adorama (see full list here)

Refurbished-Nikon-D4

Refurbished Nikon gear at Camera Camera (see full list here):

Refurbished Nikon gear on eBay (see full list here):

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  • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

    I updated the post – B&H just listed the Nikon D800 for $2,499.95.

  • Eric Calabos

    One who has spare $5200 and doesnt buy that D4 is craziest human on the planet

    • Aldo

      I paid about 4.5k for a used eos 1ds mark 2 a few years back and sold it last year for about 1.6k to gather for my d800. I told myself I would never pay so much for a camera again.

    • khaled tolba

      I still think $ 5200 is too steep for the D4 given what you get with the D800 selling for almost 1/2 that much, ($2800 brand new at Amazon), but that might just be my uninformed opinion.

    • http://www.amateurnikon.com/ Digital Philosopher

      Each to their own. For me a used D3 (heck, even a D700) with some great glass would make way more sense. Then again, for the kinds of photos I’m taking, even the D300 is just fine. To put it this way, if I were given a $5200 Nikon gift card which I had to spend on equipment, getting a D4 would be my last option.

  • Dan

    Hello, I will be traveling to NYC in a couple of months, I’m interested in purchasing a refurbished D600 my question is: Are these prices online only? or should I be able to find the same prices in store at B&H or Adorama, Thanks!

    • Aldo

      I’m from cali and I buy online to avoid the sales tax. I’m pretty sure prices are the same but if you buy at the store you will pay tax.

      • khaled tolba

        On the other hand, at one point in time, they are destined to run out of the initial patch of 20K or so cameras that came out with the left AF problem. I mean they can’t keep recycling these poor cameras forever. At one point, maybe by Dec. 2012 these poor cameras would have found a permanent home and then you’ll be getting a lightly demoed D800 for ~ $ 500 less than you’ll be paying otherwise.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

      I think you can get the same price at the store, if they have them in stock.

  • Mansgame

    You’re welcome guys. I kept hearing “It’s just a dirty sensor, you should clean it yourself” but I sent mine back so that Nikon would accept some responsibility for the $2100 I spent and now you get the benefit.

    • Aldo

      some of you buy cameras for toys… I shoot so much that by the time I notice any oil on the sensor, I could probably put it in my gas tank.

      • Aldo

        I have over 22k shutter clicks on my d800… who can beat me??

        • Michael Choong

          I have 27 k.. Lol

          • Aldo

            nice!

      • lorenzo

        Unless I got it wrong, does it matter how much one shoots when in order to return a camera to B&H it shouldn’t have taken more than 200 shots?

        • Aldo

          no my point is that if you actually use the camera (not scrutinize the two pictures of your cat) any excess oil on your shutter mechanism would no longer spot your sensor from what I understand.

        • Aldo

          no my point is that if you actually use the camera (not scrutinize the two pictures of your cat) any excess oil on your shutter mechanism would no longer spot your sensor from what I understand.

          • lorenzo

            I think it was said here that the oil stops after about 3K shots, but if one needs to return it at that time B&H won’t take it.

      • Mansgame

        Well you do that. Maybe all your pictures are at f/2.8 but some us like to stop down to the big-boy f/stops and use f/8, f/11, or even f/16 and don’t want to have clone out 20 spots out of each picture that has the sky in it.

        • Aldo Ivan

          I hear yah… it just doesn’t seem like a big deal to me that’s all. I don’t have the d600… but I had a mark 2 in the past that would spot the sky here and there… never really bothered me as my subject was always a person and the spots were by the corners. If I was to make a photo book or prints I would then correct those flaws.

        • Aldo Ivan

          I hear yah… it just doesn’t seem like a big deal to me that’s all. I don’t have the d600… but I had a mark 2 in the past that would spot the sky here and there… never really bothered me as my subject was always a person and the spots were by the corners. If I was to make a photo book or prints I would then correct those flaws.

  • khaled tolba

    I’m curious about the D800 bodies, are these left overs/returns from the initial patch where 20% of the cameras had the dreaded left AF point issues or did we already move beyond that and these are fully functional without AF defects and with more recent serial # beyond the defective patch? Hate to buy a D800E and get stuck with an early serial #. Anyone who purchased one of these recently care to share the serial # with the rest of us.
    Thanks

    • Aldo

      I think nikon does a basic system check on these cameras and puts them for sale again, giving you a short warranty should there be any “real” issues with the camera. You guys really think that nikon would pay to fix every single camera they get returned and then sell for LESS? I myself don’t think so… but of course it is just my opinion.

    • Aldo

      I think nikon does a basic system check on these cameras and puts them for sale again, giving you a short warranty should there be any “real” issues with the camera. You guys really think that nikon would pay to fix every single camera they get returned and then sell for LESS? I myself don’t think so… but of course it is just my opinion.

      • Nikon Shooter

        You are correct. If the left-focus issue is within specs when it leaves the factory, then why would they do anything about it when they get it back? Some people seem to think that a camera that went back to the factory is somehow better than a new one because it’s been thoroughly tested and fixed. A few of them do get fixed depending on the issue, but nobody looks for something “extra” to fix, aka the few unresolved bugs.

        They also can’t fix something that isn’t blatantly obvious, like when it gets returned for some bug that shows up once every few hundred shots, which can not be replicated at the factory. You may end up getting that camera, while the extra-short warranty almost insures that you will be stuck paying to fix this preexisting condition out of your pocket.

        So is it really worth rolling that dice? Depends on how much you shoot really. I shoot so much that I’d see any existing problem within a 30-day return window. For some people it may take a few months so a 1-year warranty can be important.

        • Aldo

          I couldn’t agree more with what you said.

    • lorenzo

      You can check the B&H customer reviews (sort by lowest rating) for the D800E :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/lane.shurtleff Lane Shurtleff

    D800 for $2399.00. Unfortunately I missed picking up another D80 from Adorama when they had them for $2299 last month. That’s what they SHOULD be worth.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D800-FX-36-3-MP-Digital-SLR-Body-Only-Nikon-USA-Factory-Refurbished-/271151409887?pt=Digital_Cameras&amp;
    hash=item3f21e22adf

  • Spy Black

    I doubt refurbished cameras ever make it back to Nikon. I bet established resellers do all the refurbishing. They have more distributed resources, and places like B&H and Adorama are quite experienced at repackaging and reselling used items as new. This way they can’t get nailed for that (they are now legally selling it as a used item, albeit now called “refurbished”), and I bet companies like Nikon and Canon give these established resellers the green light and resources necessary to do all the “refurbishing’ in-house.

    • Mansgame

      That’s kind of illegal.

  • Rhonbo

    It’s nice to have options but the refurbished prices are on the high side now IMO after seeing how low price were in December. Once inventory builds up we should see some price reductions again. Sales have got to be soft after last years fire sales. This spring I would expect some more rebates.

    • Adrifter

      I’m surprised to see how large a price jump there was after the holidays. I was going to pick up a refurb D800 for $2,300, but now I might as well get one new since they are $200 off.

  • http://www.amateurnikon.com/ Digital Philosopher

    I’m sure these are useful to many people – and especially the entry-level models, as their target audience quite often isn’t even aware of possible issues. They simply want an almost new camera at a better price. Personally, I don’t favor refurbished. I prefer buying new or then used but in good condition (which, alas, is a bit of a gamble).

  • http://www.facebook.com/francisco.perez.104203 Francisco Perez

    Would the eBay d800 for 2399 be a good deal? There selling it with Mack extended warranty

    • Neopulse

      They’re*

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