buying second hand Sony R1..... in 2011

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buying second hand Sony R1..... in 2011
Feb 9, 2011

Hi guys,

I did a lot of research on the Sony R1 recently because I am offered an opportunity to buy one at around $400. The price includes a Sony Flash HVL-F32X and both items are listed at 95% new.

My only doubt is that this camera is ALMOST 6 YEARS OLD. I've seen a lot of articles about it, mostly during 2005 and 2006 and a couple posts here recently.

What do you guys think of the deal? The only thing I fear is that life span of the camera as electronics are going to malfunction sooner or later.

I know that the shutter life shouldn't be problem since its not like a dslr.

Any owners here can give me some experience on the camera? Whether i should buy the R1 in 2011 as a walk-around?


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