How important is the "look" of a camera?

Started Apr 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
wm5dave
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Re: How important is the "look" of a camera?
In reply to Macx, Apr 6, 2012

I purchased my stormtrooper white E-PL2 because it was the only color available at the time that was in stock at $150 less than anywhere else. Two things I learned from that decision:

1. The wife noticed it before I finished unzipping my camera bag. "Is that a new %$#& camera?" The switch from E520 to E620 was %100 stealth.

2. Perception at parties and gatherings "Is that a toy ? "Does that take film? " = %100 disarming

I have read in this forum that the odd colors retain their values on ebay very slightly better than standard black & silver. But I've not researched that.

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