The best used cameras in 2024: smaller prices but still big on performance!

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The best used cameras can provide you with a high-performing model at the fraction of a price of a box-fresh one. We've been singing the praises of used camera kit for years (see here and here), but with the current cost of living crisis, buying gear secondhand rather than brand new makes more sense than ever if you want to save money as a photographer and continue to grow your passion and skills. 

Older camera models often represent excellent value for money, and when those cameras have been used, the savings are even greater.

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