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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Sir Punk, Sep 4, 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.

It's not a Sony only issue, most of the bodies you buy will devalue very quickly. If you pick a body next time that isn't on such short replacement cycle, it'll keep it's value longer. Like the NEX 7 for example.

It's the same with every manufacturer with cameras that are on a short replacement cycle (a year  or less).

Next time wait for prices to drop or go with a higher priced camera on a longer replacement cycle.

Problem solved.

Carl

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