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

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
nevercat Veteran Member • Posts: 3,193
Re: can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

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 see on E-bay an 5r with a bid of $395,-- so that is a lot more then your expected $300...

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.

Well to be exact more then a year has gone buy, the camera came to the market in august 2012

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

Well to be honnest all cameras in this class are replaced after about a year. The replacement ofthen make the price go down.

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.

Well maybe you should stop selling your camera every year and buying the new one, maybe you should use your camera as long as the IQ still is good enough for you. Remember the most important part of IQ is the photographer, not the camera, so using the newest camera is maybe fun, but cost you in the end a lot of $$

And look at other Miroorless cameras, like the Canon EOS, it came to market juli 2012 and goes now for just $244,99 that is a big price fall in just more then a year. And there is no successor on the horizon, Canon just dropped the prices.

Nikon did the same for the Nikon 1 series, even befor the new cameras came out they dropped the prices masive, to boost the sales. Many Olympus and Panasonic cameras are sold for very low prices after new cameras came out.

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