K-1 dropping demand for the 645d

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pixelsmithy Contributing Member • Posts: 540
K-1 dropping demand for the 645d

I expected the camera to be most affected by the K-1 announcement would be the 645d. (I'm interested to see IQ comparisons between the two once the K-1 is shipping). On the surface the K-1 would seem to have a LOT more going for it, features-wise, while the 645d maintains that larger sensor and 4 more MP.

Looking at SOLD items only, it appears that in January (before the K-1 announcement) there were 15 645d sold on eBay U.S. (including 1 from international seller). In February, there were only 5 sold (including 1 from international seller). So far, nearly halfway through March, there have been 0 sold.

I expect that part of this phenomenon is that 645d sellers are still going to try to get pre-K-1-announcement *prices* for a while, when the reality is that they are probably going to have to be much closer to the K-1 price to get anyone to bite now. There is a used one on Amazon (from a reputable seller) for $2500 right now, and it will be interesting so see how low sellers will have to go to move them.

This should also exert *some* downward price pressure on the 645z also, although the 645z still maintains a big MP advantage over the K-1.

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