Our pre-owned range is perfect for beginners and ideal if you’re looking to buy a top camera on a budget. Our second-hand cameras, lenses and accessories are in great condition and all manufactured by top brands like Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Leica. This fantastic selection is regularly updated with exciting products which photographers have traded in, so make sure you check back for the latest additions.
Why Should You Buy a Second-Hand Camera?
When you think of pre-owned items, many people have it in their head that this means extremely damaged and just overall bad quality. This is simply not the case with our second hand cameras, many customers who have bought our used equipment before have given us great feedback on the condition of the camera and the quality of the picture it takes. We pride ourselves on delivering the best product to our customers, so you can be sure that every used camera we supply goes through our rigorous inspection process to make sure it’s up to standard. These cameras are extremely affordable. Take advantage of the considerable savings we have on offer!
We understand you might be worried about purchasing a preowned camera, you need your camera to take the best photos possible and also be in a decent condition. Our 12-month warranty takes away the worry of receiving a faulty product and never getting your money back. We want our customers to be as happy as possible with the second-hand cameras we supply to them. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee, if our customer is unhappy with the product in any way it can be returned for a full refund up to 14 days from the date of purchase. A camera is personal to a photographer, it can make or break the type of picture you want to take, every photographer has their favourite brand or type of camera, with our preowned range, beginners can figure out which camera suits them best without splashing out on the most expensive equipment.
Wilkinson’s Preowned Camera Grading System
We have our own grading system for the second-hand camera you’re thinking of purchasing to help make sure you can determine exactly what the quality is like:
• A – Mint condition – basically new, in its original box, no clear signs of use, you’d be surprised that the camera is preowned if you looked at it
• B – Excellent – slight signs of use only visible upon close inspection
• C – Very good – small signs of use like little marks, fine scratches or wear and tear
• D – Good – more visible signs of use, multiple marks, scuffs, wear and tear
• E – Well used – more obvious signs of use, wear and tear, bigger & deeper scuffs and scratches
So, if you’re looking to purchase one of our second-hand cameras, make sure to check it’s grading in the details section of the product. A camera can also be in B+, C+, D+ etc condition, this means they are on the verge of the next grade. E.g., a C+ means the camera is in very good condition, nearing on excellent.
Can’t Find the Used Camera I’m Looking For!
If you’re looking for a specific preowned camera on this page rather than just browsing for a bargain and you can’t find what you’re looking for. Don’t be dismayed, we have a preowned wishlist – not all of our pre-owned equipment is listed online and our stock changes fast. If you fill in the form on our wishlist page, we’ll make sure to check our current stock and keep a look out when new stock comes in for the item you desperately want. Simply fill in your name, the type of item you’re searching for, the model name, how soon you need the item, condition you’d need the item to be in, email address and anything else we need to know. The process is quick, simple and many of our previous customers have been satisfied with the result – ending up with the specific camera they wanted. We have a 98% customer satisfaction rate due to how committed we are to finding you the product you want, our team goes above and beyond to make sure our customers are happy.
Just starting your photography journey? Your perfect camera may be a lot cheaper than you think. Professional photographers often update their equipment when a new model is released, making second-hand DSLRs a popular option for amateurs and beginners. While new technology offers superb results, slightly older models offer a cost-effective option while you’re honing your photography skills. When choosing your ideal DSLR, think about the features that will suit your style of photography. For instance, if you shoot landscapes you will most likely want a Live View function to help with accuracy. Resolution is also an important factor – while most people believe the higher the resolution the better, this can often increase image noise.
A DSLR is a digital single-lens reflex camera, it combines the optics & mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, allowing us to physically look through our lens and perfect the shot. If you’re interested in a second-hand DSLR cameras, please browse our products above and see if you can find something you like. If you have something specific in mind, you can fill out our preowned wishlist and we’ll see if we can find the used DSLR you’re after.
Buying used lenses is a popular choice for both beginner and seasoned photographers, and there are lots on the market. But when choosing second-hand photography gear, it’s important to stick with a reputable seller. The experts here at Wilkinson Cameras deal with hundreds of trade-ins. The lenses, cameras and accessories in our pre-owned range are in top condition, so you can rely on us for all your photography needs. We stock second-hand lenses by top brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji. If you’d prefer to test our used cameras or lenses before buying, pop into one of our stores where our friendly team will offer their expert advice. Your lens is probably the most important part of your camera, if it’s damaged then that could prove catastrophic for the photos your camera produces, we make sure that our preowned lenses don’t affect the quality of picture just because the outside of the lens looks used or worn.
Used Binoculars and Scopes
If you’re trying your hand at birdwatching or training spotting, our used binoculars and scopes are a great option. Buy top-of–the-range optics for less. We also have photography and optic accessories like cases and flashes. We use our quality grading system for our used binoculars as well as lenses, cameras and other equipment so you’re able know what sort of condition the item you’re wanting to purchase is in. Preowned binoculars and scopes are affordable and also reliable with our 12 month guarantee – if you find a fault in your item within 12 months, simply contact us. Many companies have a 30-day warranty on their used equipment, we think that’s simply not enough time to determine whether an item is faulty due to being preowned or not. There’s nothing worse than buying a second-hand item with a 30-day warranty only for it to show a fault on the 31st day. Buy second-hand binoculars & scopes from Wilkinson Cameras! Browse our products.
Buy your second-hand camera, lens, scopes or binoculars with us today.