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    Default camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    do u notice new camera models are launching faster in the market than what u catch up with ?

    it is like 1 year plus for most new products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    do u notice new camera models are launching faster in the market than what u catch with ?

    it is like 1 year for a new product mostly.
    You don't have to follow.

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    that's why stick to film.. won't be obsolete.. hehe!
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    Default Re: camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    For me, I won't bother about new models.
    Anyway, my Oly E-510, I'm still using.

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    Could be people getting richer and richer.

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    Default Re: camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    I have upgraded in the past for the following reasons:

    1. when Spot Metering was available vs my previous cam
    2. when a MUCH larger LCD was available vs my old 1.8" LCD
    3. when a MUCH SMALLER camera (with same size Sensor) was available

    This has resulted in changing/upgrading cams in 3-4 generation leaps and avoided cosmetic/marginal upgrades

    But yes, product lifespan is getting shorter and shorter and the newer formats and entrants are throwing in lots of new features in an effort to catch up quickly

    Remember.... we're barely 11 years into the digital camera era and that innovation and development curve is still steep..... it'll flatten out in a few years time (until they manage to squeeze in a kitchen sink by then )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    I have upgraded in the past for the following reasons:

    1. when Spot Metering was available vs my previous cam
    2. when a MUCH larger LCD was available vs my old 1.8" LCD
    3. when a MUCH SMALLER camera (with same size Sensor) was available

    This has resulted in changing/upgrading cams in 3-4 generation leaps and avoided cosmetic/marginal upgrades

    But yes, product lifespan is getting shorter and shorter and the newer formats and entrants are throwing in lots of new features in an effort to catch up quickly

    Remember.... we're barely 11 years into the digital camera era and that innovation and development curve is still steep..... it'll flatten out in a few years time (until they manage to squeeze in a kitchen sink by then )
    we just need to follow our needs, not the launching of new products.. hehe..
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    As what the others have mentioned, you don't have to follow. They can launch 1 camera model a week for what I care.

    I only concentrate to take good photos with my camera that's it. The rest can wait.
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    Default Re: camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Remember.... we're barely 11 years into the digital camera era and that innovation and development curve is still steep..... it'll flatten out in a few years time (until they manage to squeeze in a kitchen sink by then )
    You wife will be happy then as you can do washing up on the run.

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    The "pro" bodies don't refresh that fast, it's the entry levels (especially with Canon) that are refreshing very fast with not much improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    The "pro" bodies don't refresh that fast, it's the entry levels (especially with Canon) that are refreshing very fast with not much improvements.
    Oh? I thought Sony is famous (or worst) in this?

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    Default Re: camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    do u notice new camera models are launching faster in the market than what u catch up with ?

    it is like 1 year plus for most new products.
    If people would buy new cameras everyday, you'd have a new Canon 601D tomorrow, along with the Nikon D3101.

    Still don't get the point?

    The point is : $$$$$

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    I'm still shooting with 50 year old cameras.....

    Newbies these days concentrate too much on gear chasing for the latest tech on the market. They rely on technology too much to shoot a simple picture.....

    How many actually know how to scale focus, know what the sunny 16 is, know how to calculate GN number or best, use a meterless camera? I bet many dont know what a simple dark slide is for as well.. heeehee

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    Default Re: camera product lifespan getting shorter and shorter...

    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    The "pro" bodies don't refresh that fast, it's the entry levels (especially with Canon) that are refreshing very fast with not much improvements.
    agreed, the new 600D is just a useless mix of the 550D + 60D.. only diff from the 550D is the flippy screen and a slightly improved video recording system. imo, as tho the 60D werent obselete enough ._.
    canon fan boy ;D

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