Originally Posted by NW-Bound
While I do not know a lot about cameras currently on the market, it does sound like a good deal. I wonder how they have so many cameras to refurbish. Did this camera have a bad record of being returned or worked on under warranty?
One thing to look for is who did the "refurbishing". If Nikon did it, the camera is almost certainly fine. These are cameras that are returned for whatever reason, the buyer changed his mind, accidentally ordered the wrong model, or used it for a while and then returned it during the free return period instead of renting one. My understanding is that there are far more of those type events than actual defective cameras.
Whatever the reason the camera gets sent back to Nikon (or Canon, Pentax, etc.) and a technician checks out performance, makes any adjustments needed, and they repackaged it and sell it as "refurbished" with a new warranty.