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I'm very close to buying a local Canon 40D for $450 (body only). Does this seem like a good deal? It seems to me like the 40D offers the most 'bang for the buck' and won't depreciate as fast since it's already aged a bit
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For a body only, I'd say that's an excellent deal.

The 40D is a very great camera capable of some great shots. While it lacks some features like video, AF Microadjust, and a high-res LCD screen, I find that the xxD bodies are much better than the Rebels.

I'd check the number of shutter actuations on the camera. In my opinion, if it's under 20,000, I'd definitely jump on it. It's a great camera to have and honestly a hard camera to "grow" out of.
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Thank you for the feed back. +Rep

It's a body only with a 4GB CF card
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Even then it's a good deal. I often see the body only go for $500 used.
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How fast do the EOS xxD cameras depreciate? Could I expect to get $300 a year from now?
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Yeah, I'd say you could get at least that much a year from now considering I see the 30D going for around $350 today.
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How fast do the EOS xxD cameras depreciate? Could I expect to get $300 a year from now?
Honestly, I'd expect that price in two years. The xxD price depreciates for the first year a camera comes out (goes from ~$700 to $500), then after that depreciates much slower.

I'd guess that you could get $350-$400 after a year, $250-$300 after two years.
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Honestly, I'd expect that price in two years. The xxD price depreciates for the first year a camera comes out (goes from ~$700 to $500), then after that depreciates much slower.

I'd guess that you could get $350-$400 after a year, $250-$300 after two years.
Yeah same here. I sold my 20D a month ago for $300. The XXD series depreciate a lot slower than the Rebel series too.
    
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Just bought it for $450! Turns out it had 19,000 actuations, but I still think it was a good deal. The 4GB card is very snappy
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Just bought it for $450! Turns out it had 19,000 actuations, but I still think it was a good deal. The 4GB card is very snappy
Congrats mate! That's an awesome camera!
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