I never sell camera equipment because...

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mahmoud Mousef
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Re: Opposite: I save $ thousands $ selling early while there is still residual value
In reply to 007peter, Jul 2, 2013

007peter wrote:

Two Micro43 manufactures is a double edge swords:
  • [+Positive] several new camera model every year from 2 manufactures
  • [- Negative] very short product cycle = massive discount in just 6 months

As always, never buy newly-released gear at early-adopter pricing and that second point can be a very strong positive. When you buy like this there is hardly any incentive to let go of gear, in my opinion.

The 3 noticeable exception are Olympus E-M5, Panasonic GH2, GH3 which hold on to their value even a year after it was introduced. But for majority of M43 camera body, they have become disposable. I've seen a year old GF3 selling as low as $89. Ouch!

Right now, I'm looking at a Panasonic GX1 for $199, shockly cheap for such a high quality camera.

Won't be long for the G5 to hit $350 territory with kit lens, since it was selling for a short time at $398 recently. Gotta love discounted Micro Four Thirds!

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