If you are looking to buy a Canon Camera, whether it is film or digital, you need to get an idea of what you need before you look at Canon camera sales. A camera can be a very costly item to buy and you want to make sure you are getting the best value with the most features for your money.
The very first thing I would do is visit a store that will carry a large selection of cameras and check out them out while ignoring any Canon camera sales. Right now is not the time to rush out and buy a camera. Actually going into a store will allow you to hold them and see what kind of features they offer. You just really can’t do this online. If you go somewhere the Best Buy or Murphy’s Camera, the staff usually knows more about the cameras and their various features and can explain the good, the bad and the ugly. Write down which models you liked including model numbers and prices for later use.
While you are in the store, ask about any extra accessories that you might need for each particular Canon camera model you are looking at and see if you can find any Canon camera sales that include accessories. You might need extra memory chips, straps, a tri-pod, a case, etc. Does your camera come with a rechargeable battery and how if so, how long is it good for? You may need to buy a second battery. Also, don’t assume that the camera model you are looking at takes a standard SD card because many of them don’t. Just be sure you know what you are buying.
So, once you have done your initial trip to a store or two to physically see the different Canon camera models that are available, you next want to look online. Take out your list and specifically start looking up the exact model you found in the store that you liked. You can start comparing prices and find out who offers the best prices, the best shipping and any extras. Now you can start looking for Canon camera sales online and at local stores. You can usually find really good prices online though.
Also consider whether or not you can upgrade your Canon camera at a later date. Sometimes your budget only allows you to buy a “basic package” but that is OK as long as you can update and add accessories at a later when your budget allows. For example, if you can’t afford the extra high end lens right now, can you buy one later and will it still work with the camera body you bought.
The most important thing to remember is that you must do your research and know what you are buying before you buy it.