Does one camera brand hold its value better over others?

2 months 4 weeks ago #694739 by Eli Clark
Hey guys. 

I'm new here.  I have a Nikon D7100 that was given to me from 5 years ago.  I'm thinking about getting a new camera and looking at Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.  

Out of curiosity, does one brand typically hold it's value better over others?  

Thank you

Eli 


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2 months 4 weeks ago #694743 by Shadowfixer1
Cameras aren't investments, they're tools, so it really doesn't matter. No camera holds its value. They are replaced with newer models and are obsolete in a few short years. On a rare occasion you will find a particular model that will hold its value more than others, but it's not brand specific, it's model specific. 

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2 months 4 weeks ago #694750 by Nikon Shooter
A student of mine bought a cool 500 CM for 75 €!!!

It is not the brand nor the condition but the market.
Things are changing so fast… it seems like only new
stuff has some value… but won't hold it long.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #694754 by Eli Clark
I hear you both, thank you.  I thought like cars and boats, cameras might have certain brands that hold value longer.  


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2 months 4 weeks ago #694758 by Nikon Shooter

Eli Clark wrote: I thought like cars and boats…


Yes, you are right because some are better built. A good car is
subject to a hard market but a bad one finds none. Bad gears
are all over the internet in minutes.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #694765 by David Norris
I guess you could argue that there is value in the "system" as opposed to the camera.
ie. Canon has launched their R system in the last few years and they're investing a lot of time and money into the RF lenses. You could safely presume this RF system is going to be around a while. Getting into that system would have better value than a brand that's losing market share; i.e Pentax.

As for cameras, there's no real way of knowing. Nikon might release a camera that shoots holograms next year and then the R5 and A7SIII are worthless.


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2 months 4 weeks ago #694817 by Garbo
Leicas Are the only ones in my opinion

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2 months 1 week ago #696236 by Eli Clark
What do you all think of that new Sony a7C that was just announced?  


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2 months 1 week ago #696275 by Shadowfixer1

Eli Clark wrote: What do you all think of that new Sony a7C that was just announced?  

Love it except for the price. I think it's 3 or 4 hundred too high. I may get one when the price comes down to earth. The A7III is a better value in my opinion at this time. 

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2 months 1 week ago #696277 by Piechura
It's interesting, because I'm looking at selling my 10 year old camera and lenses, so I had a quick look to check current prices. The camera itself isn't available any more and the price of second hand versions is about a fifth of what I paid. The lenses on the other hand are still being sold new for roughly the same price I paid 10 years ago.


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2 months 1 week ago #696422 by Digitalmemories
Yes, same for my system (Fuji) - the bodies fall in value each time a new version is released, but the lenses hold their value.

I take advantage of this by getting a good deal on a new body, but previous version, just after the new version is released. The older model does not perform badly just because a newer one with a 0.0001 second improvement speed is released.


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