Reviews of cameras for the average amateur

Started Jul 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
Albert Silver Veteran Member • Posts: 3,313
Re: <$500 camera market collapsed

Richard wrote:

Mahmoud Mousef wrote:

jkoch2 wrote:

The market for "better" cameras is relatively small, and no one can turn a profit wthout charging upwards of $500.

B&H shows:

$299 Canon T3 with kit lens

$399 Canon T3 with twin kit lenses

$399 Pentax K500 with kit lens

$446.95 Pentax K-50 (body only)

$448 Sony SLT-A58 with kit lens

$476.95 Nikon 3200 with kit lens

$479 Nikon 3100 with twin lens kit

$499 Canon T5 with kit lens

$499 Canon T3i DSLR body only

$499 Canon SL1 body only

$499 Pentax K-500 with twin kit lens

That's not even counting mirrorless interchangeable lens models or compacts or the variations on the twin kit lens bundles, which increase the choices by a lot . Though the results here are skewed by the too many Pentax Q colour choices, I think the Under $500 camera market is alive and well and gives people the most bang-for-buck by far.

I think we are talking about compact cameras. Most of your examples are DSLRs people think dslrs are a big step upward and are worth the price, but compact usually use a tiny sensor and that is what a phone uses.

The OP was very clear that his complaint was about cameras priced above a certain range. Anything over $500 and he simply refused to read the review. As in my post just above, I pointed out the OP, or anyone on a similar budget, could purchase a Canon T3i with the 18-55 IS lens, for less than $350. The OP can later add lenses if that is his desire, but either way can get great pictures, and will even have the opportunity to learn abut photography if he wants.

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