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DarkPenguin

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Camera prices
« on: December 05, 2008, 11:55:08 pm »

Just been poking around and looking at assorted camera prices.

One can buy an E-420 for $310.  The 50D can be had for $1100.  The A700 has a $300 instant rebate.

Less than 3 weeks to x-mas and it looks like it is a world of hurt out there right now.
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Geoff Wittig

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Camera prices
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 09:36:55 pm »

Quote from: DarkPenguin
Just been poking around and looking at assorted camera prices.

One can buy an E-420 for $310.  The 50D can be had for $1100.  The A700 has a $300 instant rebate.

Less than 3 weeks to x-mas and it looks like it is a world of hurt out there right now.

Yep. Seeing as how it's discretionary spending for most of the market, sales of photography gear appears to be in free-fall, with lots of prices dropping fast. The best discussion I've seen of this issue is here: http://www.bythom.com/2009predictions.htm. I think Mr. Hogan has it almost completely right. I've wondered for some time how Pentax and Olympus were going to fare with their small market share, and having their lines dropped by camera shops struggling to survive may be the kiss of death.
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