So what happens after EM-1 is announced?

Started Sep 8, 2013 | Questions thread
happypoppeye Veteran Member • Posts: 3,894
Re: Why would it go anywhere?

Corkcampbell wrote:

It's come down during the previous few months based on the usual "nearing end of life expectancy" part of its cycle; the current price already reflects the fact that there is a "kind of" successor. Just like the price of the GH3 has fallen a little, and will probably drop a little more as its successor approaches. Like many stocks, the price often already reflects known future events.

Anyway, who cares if it drops $50 or goes up a little? Anyone waiting to purchase a camera body to save $50/100 needs to find a new hobby - the costs lie in the lenses.

I would be willing to bet that your bank account is bigger than your knowledge of photograpy on that statement.

For the OP I would think the chances are that the EM-5 price would go down due to the fact that it is no longer the flagship of the brand with the new body taking some sales away from it, thus creating less demand, thus inventory sitting, thus dealers lowering the price to get rid of the inventory. Add to the fact that an update is getting closer and all of the sudden the EM-5 is old technology and not worth as much...

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