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[Costco] Nikon D5600 Camera bundle $499.97 YMMV

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[Costco] Nikon D5600 Camera bundle $499.97 YMMV

Nikon DSLR D5600 camera bundle (free tripod)
I picked the last one at Costco Kingston so YMMY
The tag price was $499.97. Since it was the last unit (displayed unit) in store, they ended up sale it for $399.98.
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Nice!
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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Can you clarify? Did it scan at $399.98, or was it the displayed model (and hence the additional discount)? Thanks
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Fllay wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 3:20 pm
Can you clarify? Did it scan at $399.98, or was it the displayed model (and hence the additional discount)? Thanks

It was a displayed and then they marked it down further.
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That's a nice DSLR to upgrade to, swivel touch screen and WIFI, app is a bit buggy but nice to have none the less.
As light and small as D3xxx series, I bought the D5500 body only refurb for twice that in 2016, no regrets.

Edit: oops thats the D5600 so they've improved it and added BT, app is different afaik
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I wouldn't bother buying a DSLR when mirrorless cameras are taking over the standalone camera world. Resale value of DSLR cameras will continue to drop because they are now legacy tech being phased out in favor of mirrorless.
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JoeStale wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 3:47 pm
I wouldn't bother buying a DSLR when mirrorless cameras are taking over the standalone camera world. Resale value of DSLR cameras will continue to drop because they are now legacy tech being phased out in favor of mirrorless.
Bodies are disposable. The value is in the lenses (though not the kit lenses, obviously). It's a great deal for that camera, and it will be very useful for years to come, especially since APS-C cameras are stalled at 24-28 megapixels.
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Spinifex wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 3:54 pm
Bodies are disposable. The value is in the lenses (though not the kit lenses, obviously). It's a great deal for that camera, and it will be very useful for years to come, especially since APS-C cameras are stalled at 24-28 megapixels.
That Nikon kit lens is worth only like $80-$90 on resale right now and will drop more over time. It's not worth it to spend $400 on a Nikon DSLR right now when everyone is moving to mirrorless. The body will basically be worthless in a few years with a flood of mirrorless bodies for resale.
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JoeStale wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 4:06 pm
That Nikon kit lens is worth only like $80-$90 on resale right now and will drop more over time. It's not worth it to spend $400 on a Nikon DSLR right now when everyone is moving to mirrorless. The body will basically be worthless in a few years with a flood of mirrorless bodies for resale.
So is everyone buying a camera just for resale value? Mirrorless has been in the market for years. It's not like dslrs will suddenly stop to work.
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Feb 22nd, 2019 4:09 pm
So is everyone buying a camera just for resale value? Mirrorless has been in the market for years. It's not like dslrs will suddenly stop to work.
Of course, you don't sell your camera each year and get the latest model with the funds? It's like reselling a phone to get the latest model each year.

The best cameras for this are the Sony mirrorless because they hold their value so well.

You can either spend $400 on a sinkhole Nikon DSLR being outdated or you can buy mirrorless and resell after a year to keep getting the latest cameras.
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Mirrorless is a niche market, cellphones have been eating away at dedicated camera market, mirrorless either have smaller sensor or limited, more expensive lens atm.

Personally I don't see the point of having a APS-C small body that isn't ergonomic with a huge lens fitted on it, balance will also be off. Having to use the EVF or screen in bright daylight is less than ideal. With an optical viewfinder, I can take close to 1000 photos on a single charge, impossible feat with a mirrorless.
With 2 batteries, I could be taking 300 pictures a day for close to a week before having to recharge, a mirrorless will go through a battery a day.

I may end up buying a larger sensor compact camera however at some point, but not a mirrorless/interchangeable lens system.
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Daijoubu wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 4:14 pm
Mirrorless is a niche market,
Sony's A6000 and A7r series of mirrorless cameras want a word with you. They are the most popular cameras on the market right now and have very high resale value and extremely good low light ability.
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JoeStale wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 4:14 pm
Of course, you don't sell your camera each year and get the latest model with the funds? It's like reselling a phone to get the latest model each year.

The best cameras for this are the Sony mirrorless because they hold their value so well.

You can either spend $400 on a sinkhole Nikon DSLR being outdated or you can buy mirrorless and resell after a year to keep getting the latest cameras.
No I don't, and I'm sure not everyone does. I would rather spend money on travel, and invest in myself to learn how to take better photos than upgrade my camera every year. But hey, YMMV.
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This camera must better than A6000...... I am a Nikon user (D610 and Z7) and my wife has A6000, the A6000 is pretty junk

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