When will a given camera be obsolete?

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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Like everything else, they are obsolete as soon as you buy it.


     
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    Definition is everything...
    ob·so·lete
    ˌäbsəˈlēt/
    adjective
    1. 1.
      no longer produced or used; out of date.
      "the disposal of old and obsolete machinery"
      synonyms: outdated, out of date, outmoded, old-fashioned, démodé, passé, out of fashion; More.
    2. BIOLOGY
      (of a part or characteristic of an organism) less developed than formerly or in a related species; rudimentary; vestigial.
    verb
    US
    1. 1.
      cause (a product or idea) to be or become obsolete by replacing it with something new.
      "we're trying to stimulate the business by obsoleting last year's designs"
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Most sources #1 definition of obsolete is - No longer in use, or no longer useful.
    Based on that pretty much any camera, film or digital, that still works is not yet obsolete.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I'm obsolete, then.
     
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    Dave Colangelo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When we start printing space billboards that can be seen from the ground most modern 36MP cameras will be obsolete....

    People are still shooting wet plate stuff, I still use my Hasselblad 500C/M all the time, so maybe stuff is never obsolete just less useful and far more cumbersome by comparison than it once was...

    Digital is a game of screen resolution vs camera resolution. As we shove more pixels on a display we demand more pixels in the cameras we create the content with. In reality you can make great prints (and some say photography is really all about the printing) with 12MP cameras. The 24MP you find in even the lowest of Nikon stuff makes beautiful 8x10's when in reality most people are using it to take photos for Instagram that people look at on a 2 inch screen....

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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I use sunshine every day that was generated deep in the core of the sun anywhere from 500,000 to 1,000,000 years ago.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    What time?
     
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    I like the word "obsolescent" for things like old-fashioned models and types and forms of things, like say hay rakes, hay mowers, tractors, cars, trucks, wood-fired ovens, cameras, refrigerators, freezers, rifles, handguns, hand tools, and so on. Not "obsolete" as in the sense of no longer capable to do the job hey were designed to do, and not no longer of any usefulness.
     
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    Rick50 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Me too!

    My Canon 60D became obsolete the day the new 80D showed up. But that only applies to me as I'm giving it to a friend who will make it un-obsolete. I remember when girlfriends worked this way.
     
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    Why would I want to view my photo's on a 50" screen/monitor??
     
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    So you can see the individual pixels and make sure they are tack sharp.
     
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