Why was the Sony DSC-P200 Discontinued?

Bocheememon

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 1, 2006
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Fertile, MN
Why was that camera discontinued?

I purchased the camera from Sams Club for $207.00 USD in May 2006 and used it for a summer study abroad session that lasted two months. Carrying around a hulky Nikon SLR became a burden and the option of a Point-and-Shoot I fell in love with it! The images were great, the video quality was wonderful for the pricepoint, and the battery life was excellent!

Sadly, I sold it to my brother since I mainly shoot with DSLR's. I was going to purchase the product again when it came up as discontinued. It has only been out for a year as a revision to the P150. I assume that is the usual product life of electronics. But still, what a wonderful camera for such a low price. Now they go for 300 bucks :eek:
 

Super Macho Man

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Jul 24, 2006
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Hollywood, CA
It's a point-and-shoot digicam no different from a million others on the shelf next to it. Choose your next camera blindfolded and you will be just as happy with it.
 

beavo451

macrumors 6502
Jun 22, 2006
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Super Macho Man said:
It's a point-and-shoot digicam no different from a million others on the shelf next to it. Choose your next camera blindfolded and you will be just as happy with it.
+1
Product life cycle ended no matter how "good" it was.
 

Bocheememon

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 1, 2006
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Fertile, MN
Well, I spose it is time to look for another alternative.

Thank you for the comments.

Oh, what does +1 product cycle mean? Well, the +1 part that is.
 

beavo451

macrumors 6502
Jun 22, 2006
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Bocheememon said:
Well, I spose it is time to look for another alternative.

Thank you for the comments.

Oh, what does +1 product cycle mean? Well, the +1 part that is.
That I agreed with the quoted poster. I have edited the post to make it clearer.
 

Caitlyn

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Jun 30, 2005
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Not sure. Although, everything is discontinued at one point. I adore mine though! The perfect point-and-shoot for me. :)