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Samsung NX100 for $150. Worth it?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by lenshoarder, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    A local store has a NX100 for $150. It's a demo model so I only get the body, lens and the battery. It does come with the full factory warranty though. Worth it?
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Personally,
    I wouldn't get it unless you're fully prepared to invest in at least 2 Samsung prime lenses.
     
  3. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Jump on it. If only to use when you don't want to risk a "better" kit. Why not? Hell, buy it and re-sell it... I'll make it worth it to you. Just make sure the screen and lens surfaces aren't scratched.
     
  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Ehhh. I've had the same instinct a few times on Samsung and older Sony models (like the legendary NEX-3 blowout). The trouble is these are system cameras and if you let the low body price put stars in your eyes, you will be disappointed.

    By the way, your name is "lenshoarder". Think about it :)
     
  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I'd just want it as a P/S.
     
  6. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I saw one of these at Best Buy for $170 just last week (after $50 coupon).

    I passed.

    :)
     
  7. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    303
    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    I think you can get a adaptor and use legacy manual focus lens. If that us the case.
    then may be a alternative backup .

    But if it was me. I wouldnt buy it,
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Financially, it's probably worth it. You can resell the bits for a lot more than that, if you're patient.

    Practically though, I'd have no interest in the camera. About the only thing exciting it has is a nice LCD screen. The lens and sensor are unremarkable. If one already has a half-decent m4/3 camera, I can't imagine ever using the NX100.

    DH
     
  9. G.Sal

    G.Sal Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jul 4, 2011
    The Philippines
    I think it's more of a hassle reselling it than making a profit out of it.

    Unless, you're really committed to the system or you have the patience for waiting for the right buyer, then that's a good deal.
     
  10. zorobabel

    zorobabel New to Mu-43

    4
    Dec 22, 2011
    SoCal
    Do you have any more details? It's $399 on their website.
     
  11. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I think if the screen and lens aren't scratched and everything works, it's a great deal. Fine for a back-up camera when you don't want to risk your main gear. And you can spend as much time as you like with it before deciding if you'd like to stick with the NX system and buy more lenses. $150, assuming the kit checks out okay, is a no-brainer. Enjoy!