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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 36,725
Re: can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

Mel Snyder wrote:

hyenadog wrote:

Sonyshine wrote:

Never buy a new camera, let someone else take the depreciation hit!

I would disagree strongly with you there .. never buy a used complex camera without iron clad warranty is what I would say now everything is disposable and electronic .. something goes wrong with your secondhand nex and it will cost you more than you probably paid for it to repair

The other issue of course is that wtih these fragile modern electronic cameras which are very sensitive to rough handling and environment (eg damp/rain) .. you dont know how its been treated .. i'd rather buy it new and know my careful ownership will likely make it last without fault.

Very much agree. There's a reason why still-current models of all products show up on the used market - cars and cameras alike. Lemons.

Years ago a second hand Canon Pro90 IS (yes "years ago") came quite dusty and scratched a bit.  But worked well enough except for the image reversing on the lcd screen.  Pulling it apart to fix the mechanism (loose wire) I found the inside choked with dust and a water trace running through the dust from the microphone opening.

Obviously had been rattling around in he glovebox or floor of a SUV up and down some rough dusty roads and been out in the rain afterwards. More a tribute to the Canon robust build.

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