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Chris Bell
Re: VariCam HPX-3700 Trade-Up Offer ($30,000) Ending Soon - What will the resell value be afterwards?
on Sep 25, 2009 at 8:17:05 pm

My advice to you is only buy a camera if you can pay it off quickly and get a return on your investment. Technology is moving so fast right now, your camera's value will go down quickly. Tape Varicams which sold for $65K just few years ago are worth $8-10K now, if you can find a buyer. Manufactures are turning over models fast, and introducing newer cameras w/ more features for less money. Cameras can be a good long term investments if your client base is happy with the format and not looking to change. It's a weird world out there. Reality shows don't want HD, and commercial clients are happier shooting video on still cameras. It all comes down to your specific area of expertise. The new Varicam makes a great picture... it could be a boat anchor in 2 years.



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