can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
nzmacro
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7 months !! What took you so long
In reply to Sir Punk, Sep 3, 2013

Sir Punk wrote:

I have been reading a bit the news on nex rumors and I happened to noticed a post about the 5R being sold for $429

I bought my 5R at the end of January for $700 and now it's probably worth $300 on the used market. I know how much technology depreciates but also my experience with other expensive digital cameras I have owned (one example to LX3) was that the value wouldn't go down so sharply. Not even a year has gone by.

This makes me reconsider Sony for my next purchase of a digital camera with such short product life.

What are people thoughts on this matter? I am quite upset about it. I always sell my gear and reinvest that money to buy new one but this 5R is going to be quite a financial loss.

You must spoil your camera rotten. Give it a life and come out with me for a shoot. I'll even supply the lenses Salt water, sand, grit and a good bash would rejuvenate it.

Heck my NEX-7 would have been worth 10% after the first month !! I'm hard on gear and shoot plenty in a week. Dropped, smashed and abused, but still going strong after a 1 1/2 years or so.

If I wanted a solid investment, camera gear would be the last place to put the money .......... unless you make money out of it of course.

All the best and I'm surprised its worth as much as it is, nice to see.

Danny.

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