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5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Invest in a Canon Camera

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Rarely do we focus an entire roundup on a single brand — but then again, rarely does one company release five amazing Editor's Choice deals on the same day. But the folks at Canon are proving our belief that factory-refurbished electronics provide some of the best deals around, with digital camera sales to fit any budget. All of these models come with a 1-year warranty from Canon itself, and as we've mentioned before, the manufacturer is one of the most reliable brands out there for refurbished goods.

Not a fan of refurbs? Check out all our best digital camera deals for more options.

  1. Canon PowershotCanon PowerShot A2400 16-Megapixel Digital Camera
    Store: Canon
    Price: $40 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $60

    Is It Worth It?: The most affordable of these current deals, the PowerShot is a point-and-shoot camera that is perfect for casual photographers and on-the-go shots. It's currently available for $60 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, which is one of the least expensive PowerShot cameras we've ever seen.

    It features a 2.7" LCD, 28mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, 720p video recording, SDXC card slot, and USB. A 1-year Canon warranty applies.

  2. Canon ELPHCanon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS 16-Megapixel Digital Camera
    Store: Canon
    Price: $60 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: With a larger LCD screen and a higher 1080p video resolution, the ELPH is a good choice for those looking to do more video recording. At $60, it's the lowest total price we've seen for this camera, and $189 below the best price we could find for a new one.

    The camera also features a 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, SD card slot, mini HDMI output, and USB connectivity. It's available in silver, red, and blue. A 1-year Canon warranty applies.

  3. Canon RebelCanon EOS Rebel T3 12.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II Lens
    Store: Canon
    Price: $252 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $36

    Is It Worth It?: The most affordable of the refurbished DSLRs this week, the EOS Rebel T3 is a great choice for a more advanced photographer. It's $36 under our March mention of this refurb bundle and $47 under the cost of a new one, which is the lowest total price we've seen.

    The camera features a 2.7" vari-angle LCD, 720p HD video recording, 3 fps continuous shooting, SDXC card slot, and USB. It's available in black and metallic grey. A 1-year Canon warranty applies.

  4. Canon RebelCanon EOS Rebel T3i 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
    Store: Canon
    Price: $336 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $48
    Expires:

    Is It Worth It?: For just a wee bit more than the T3, you'll get Canon's trusty T3i model, which continues to fare well with budding photographers. This price is $48 under our April mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's $114 less than the best deal we could find for a new one.)

    Compared to the T3, this camera features a larger 3" LCD screen, higher 3.7 fps rate with continuous shooting, higher resolution 1080p video, and mini HDMI output. It also has an SDHC/MMC card slot, and USB. A 1-year Canon warranty applies.

  5. TKCanon EOS Rebel SL1 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
    Store: Canon
    Price: $360 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $
    Expires:

    Is It Worth It?: This camera has all the bells and whistles at a price that's $23 less than the lowest price we've seen for a new unit. However, please note that this deal does not come with a lens. It can be purchased with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens for $449.99 total, which comes out to $68 dollars less than the lowest price for a new one.

    Both models feature a 3" touchscreen LCD, 9-point auto focus system, 1080p video recording at 30 fps, SDXC card slot (it also supports WiFi SD cards), USB, and a 1-year Canon warranty.

Features Editor

Originally from the Hudson Valley, Ben now lives in Brooklyn. He has an English degree from Harvard, and loves movies, theater, and cooking. You can follow him on Twitter at @BenDealNews and @BKGlaser.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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6 comments
dealnews-Lindsay
@crawgator That is a very valid point!
crawgator
I just love the fact no one saw the picture of a Nikon camera that's with the article.
Greg the Gruesome
I take issue with the word 'invest' in the headline. Will these cameras appreciate in value? Will photos taken with one of these cameras magically make money for you?
dealnews-Lindsay
@TimO Thanks for the advice, glad to hear further confirmation that Canon refurbs are worth it.
TimO
Couple of weeks ago I bought a T4i with 18-135mm lens from Canon's refurb shop and couldn't be happier. Great camera and saved a lot of money.
ski522
End of the day, you can't beat having an optical zoom...something the majority of smart phones (if any) offer! I still use my Nikon point and shoot camera when I'm looking for good quality picts off in the distance!
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