Cameras For Sale!
Just a thought from 27 March 2005 about , .

I'm doing a little housecleaning and I've decided to sell some cameras. Looking for a great digital camera? I've got two for sale: (UPDATE: They've both sold!)

  • SOLD! Canon Digital Rebel / 300D: $599 A perfect camera if you've only ever used point-and-shoots and are thinking about moving up to a digital SLR. A little over a year old and in fabulous condition.
  • SOLD! Nikon Coolpix 4500: $299 If you've never used a swivel camera, you don't know what you're missing. Great for casual shooting.

Canon Digital Rebel / 300D: SOLD!

Canon's brilliant digital SLR. I've used this camera for a year and loved every shot. The camera's never let me down. I'm only selling it because I got a new digital camera. You can see the photos I took with it at Ephemera.org.


  • Digital Camera Type: SLR, Professional

  • Optical Zoom: 3x (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens)

  • Flash Type: Pop-up flash

  • Resolution: 6.3 megapixels


  • Camera Body - in great condition

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens - BRAND NEW, NEVER USED! (I used a different lens)

  • 128MB Compact Flash card

  • TWO batteries - perfect for all-day shooting

  • Battery charger

  • Camera strap - slightly worn

  • All original manuals and CDs in original box!

What Canon has to say about this camera:

The EOS Digital Rebel is for everyone, offering SLR excitement and quality, digital convenience and unlimited EOS system creativity. High performance is ensured with Canon's "Digital Trinity" - 6.3 MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC Image Processor, and compatibility with dozens of EF lenses and EOS system accessories. Novice photographers can quickly become expert with easy, enticing SLR functions like high-speed, 7-point wide area AF with superimposed focusing points, 3 AF modes, 12 shooting modes, automatic and enhanced exposure controls, highly adaptive white balance controls and intelligent pop-up flash with automatic red-eye reduction. The EOS Digital Rebel has a host of other great features including a full resolution 2.5 fps continuous shooting mode and expanded color space settings and multiple processing parameter options. The big, clear LCD screen can be adjusted for brightness, menus are plainly written, and playback zooms all the way to 10x with a flexible view. All this in a lightweight, high-style, go-anywhere camera that's comfortable to hold and easy to use. EOS is the new standard in premium-quality digital SLRs. More »

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Nikon Coolpix 4500: SOLD!

My favorite sneaky camera! With the swivel lens, you can hold the camera at waist level to shoot surreptitiously. Very quiet shooting and great shots! I've owned this camera for a couple years but haven't used it much since I got the Canon Digital Rebel. It'd be perfect for a casual shooter who still wants quality prints.


  • Digital Camera Type: Prosumer

  • Optical Zoom: 4x (38-155mm)

  • Flash Type: Pop-up flash

  • Resolution: 4.0 megapixels (2,272x1,704 pixels)


  • Camera in excellent condition - barely used.

  • Camera strap - BRAND NEW, NEVER USED

  • Lens cap with string attachment

  • 16MB Compact Flash card

  • Battery and charger

  • All original manuals and CDs in original box!

What Nikon has to say about this camera:

Shoot from up high, down low-or anywhere in between. The Nikon COOLPIX 4500 offers a unique swivel lens design giving you the freedom to focus on your next shot, not your position. Frame subjects at eye level using the optical viewfinder, or from armís length with the full-color, high-resolution LCD monitor. Every picture is captured with true-to-life color thanks to Nikonís high-performance 4x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Lens. Whether shooting as close as 3/4Ē from your subject or across long distances, its 4.0 effective Megapixel CCD delivers beautiful 2,272 x 1,704-pixel images for large-format printing. Full manual operation puts the experienced digital photographer in total control. Not sure of the settings to take the best picture? Select one of the COOLPIX 4500ís 16 pre-programmed Scene Modes, and take great pictures every time. More »

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This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Cameras For Sale!” that I wrote on 27 March 2005.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Vote Chawazek!” on 21 March 2005. After this, I wrote “Ephemera Recognized” on 31 March 2005.

Vote Chawazek!
You know what never gets old? Shilling for votes. Really. It's a skill I've nurtured over my 10 years making...
21 March 2005

Ephemera Recognized
It's been a great week for my photo site, Ephemera. On Monday, Justly Married, my record of the same-sex marriages...
31 March 2005

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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