Sorry to burst bubbles about GX7, but...

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Manip16 Contributing Member • Posts: 515
Re: Sorry to burst bubbles about GX7, but...

sigala1 wrote:

Manip16 wrote:

5. If history repeats itself, those who are patient will may very well be able to buy the GX7 for less than $500 within a year. It took less time than that before the G5 was on sale for half price.

Right, and the GX8 for $500 a year after that, and GX9 for $500 a year after that, etc... This is how all new cameras/technology works. If you don't want to see diminishing returns on your purchases then either buy second hand, buy after much of the depreciation has taken place, or don't sell your camera ever.

The E-M5 is more than a year old, I thin almost a year and a half, and it's still the same price.

This is because Panasonic specifically has the philosophy of putting a price tag on its new cameras that's too high relative to its value, because they figure some suckers will bite and they will have a windfall from them.

Only if you buy it new. Second hand it has gone down quite a bit in that time. A company can charge whatever they want for a new camera, doesn't mean anyone is buying an OM-D today for £950 or your regional equivalent.

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