Good suggestion. My Canon DSLR and one of the lens I bought as refurbished and they work just as well as "new". In fact, the refurbished cameras from Canon are tested before they are sold. New ones are not so you're actually ahead to buy one refurbished. BTW, I read an article written by a Canon rep and he said the refurbished cameras are not really used but normally are rep cameras or those used for display at camera shows. This is why they show absolutely no evidence of use because they never really were. They just can't sell them as new once they take them out of the box. But they test them just the same so they can give them a warranty.If you buy Canon try waiting for a sale on Canon Refurbished, great deals and a one year warranty.