Condition Grading Guide
We meticulously test and clean every camera to guarantee it functions flawlessly. Our grading system is focused solely on the camera's cosmetic state, offering you clear guidance for your selection.
Please note, the photos on our product pages are representative; the actual camera you receive might not be the exact one shown.
Refer to our detailed grading system below to understand the cosmetic condition you can expect with your camera.
Cameras classified as "Fair" are fully functional and have been lovingly used. They may exhibit more pronounced signs of wear, such as noticeable discoloration, more significant wear on metal parts, and visible scratches. These cameras have character and stories, showing signs of their previous adventures. Despite their cosmetic imperfections, they continue to capture excellent photographs and function as intended.
Our "Good" condition cameras are a testament to gentle use and good care. While they may have some minor cosmetic wear, such as light scratches or slight discoloration on the body, these imperfections do not detract from the overall performance. These cameras strike a balance between showing some history and maintaining a clean appearance, making them a great choice for both use and display.
Cameras graded as "Excellent" are the jewels of our collection. They show minimal signs of use, with possibly the faintest marks only visible upon close inspection. These cameras are in superb cosmetic shape, almost indistinguishable from new. They are ideal for collectors and enthusiasts seeking a camera that combines flawless functionality with near-perfect aesthetics.
Our cameras range in age from a few years to several decades. While we pride ourselves on the quality and condition of our cameras, vintage items inherently come with a history. The grading system we use is a guide to help you understand the cosmetic condition of each camera. No matter the grade, rest assured that every camera has been rigorously tested to ensure it functions beautifully, capturing your moments just as you envisage.