I've decided to bite the bullet on an HMC150. I'd like to consider buying used to save money. what would i want to look for beyond the rating of the buyer (on something like Ebay)? what's the upper limit of hours of operation you'd accept? 60? 100?
100 is nothing there's no moving parts. I'd ask how it was used. Was it kept in a case? Is there cosmetic damage to the body? Was it ever dropped? Does it hold focus throughout the zoom range? Does the viewfinder have any scratches or dead pixels? Are the connectors all in working order? Are all the accessories included? Does it have a U.S. warranty or was it grey market? etc