What do you figure is the useful life of a new camera? I just bought an Sony FS7 and I'm looking at 3 years when computing ROI. Thoughts?
Three years for ROI? You're saying it's only going generate an extra $51/week for you? ($8000 / 156 weeks = $51.28). Surely you are busier than that!What do you figure is the useful life of a new camera? I just bought an Sony FS7 and I'm looking at 3 years when computing ROI. Thoughts?
Yeah, let's hope so! Actually, I have about $15-K invested in the total package but I see your point. I guess my original question was more about the useful technological life of the camera. Perhaps I could have framed it more eloquently. In other words, will the FS7 be yesterday's news in less than 3 years? Canon waited about 4 years to announce the updated version of the C 300, the C300 Mark II. I guess I'm hoping Sony will have a similar product life cycle. And one hopes there is some residual valve after 3 years. But producers tend to jump on the latest greatest thing when it comes to ordering up camera packages. I just hope they're not clamoring for 6 or 8-K next yearThree years for ROI? You're saying it's only going generate an extra $51/week for you? ($8000 / 156 weeks = $51.28). Surely you are busier than that!
THIS. Doug gave me this advice a little over a year ago. Next day I bought my F5, which is now a 4K/Pro Res/freakin awesome money machine. Paid off the camera purchase in 6 months, and all my lenses, accessories and such shortly thereafter. I had it a week, sent out some info that I had it, and got a call next day for a shoot with it.Future proof your purchase, and also be proactive and educate your clients about how your new capabilitied benefit THEM. Don't wait for people to ask for __________, anticipate changes in the industry and sell your client on _________ when you have it and your competition does not.
I think thats true of the US only .. which is always quite a few years back camera wise compared to Europe.. due to the size of the market I guessI think the ENG cams will still continue working, but I do see a preference towards large sensors. I really do like my Canon C300, but I don't mind still shooting on my HDX900 or HPX370 P2 cameras. Lately, a lot of my shoots have been C300 or P2 if it's news or sports, which is convenient for feed, media transfer, etc. Every once in a while, I still shoot DVCPro tape and I have a Nano Flash as well. I think once 4K is standard, that will all change, but until then, 1080 and 720 will still find use for these older cameras.