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My Sony a6500 Up For Sale On Facebook Marketplace.

by Anura Guruge


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Link to the Facebook Marketplace posting.


No, I don’t need to sell it, BUT it seems a waste to have it and NOT use it!

Last week’s 5-day trip to Acadia was the tipping point. I took the a6500 with me BUT I never used it once! Given a choice I these days just prefer to use my full-frame Sony a7 II and my Google Pixel 2. It is basically the Pixel 2 that made the Sony a6500 redundant. I got the a6500 to be my COMPACT when taking the a7 II was not practical. But, the Pixel 2 has now become my compact — plus you can take phones to venues that don’t allow cameras!

Hence the decision to TRY and sell it. If I sell it I will use the proceeds to get another lens for my a7 II. That is my biggest impediment. I just do not have ANY good full-frame lenses!

So, that is the logic. Let’s see what transpires. Not the end of the world IF I don’t sell it.

 


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Nikon’s 99th Birthday — July 25, 2016: A YouTube Video.

by Anura Guruge


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Nikon Results For Financial Year Ending March 2016 Looks Bad, Especially Downward Trend In Cameras.

by Anura Guruge


From Nikon’s Website.

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Just looking at the camera sales — in the 2nd chart — is sobering. They sold 570,000 LESS DSLR type cameras from the previous year. That is 1/2 million+. 

Even worse when it came to compact (i.e., Coolpix type) cameras — 1,460,000 less. Close to a drop of 1.5 million units. If you add the two together you are looking at a drop of 2 million units.

Yes, we all know one major reason, particularly so come the compacts. SMART phones, in particular expensive ones such as iPhones and Samsungs. They have pretty fancy camera capabilities. So why buy a compact when you can put that money towards buying a better camera?

Plus Nikon is facing increasing competition, especially with mirrorless cameras, from the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji.

This is not good news for Nikon or to us customers. If this trend continues Nikon will have to reign in product development and introduction. Might explain, already, why the exciting new 1″ DL cameras are very late.


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