Friday, July 1, 2011

Won't Miss #337 - expensive digital cameras

Things tend to be fairly expensive in Tokyo (and Japan in general), but over the past 20 years the prices of electronics items between the U.S. and Japan have become roughly equivalent. One exception to this is digital cameras. Even low end cameras are more expensive here than they are in the U.S., and they are made by the same companies and very similar models. There's no qualitative difference, but the cameras are 50%-100% more expensive in Japan. Based on my pictures on these blogs, it will come as no surprise that I use a low end camera, and that it's pretty important to my daily life.

I won't miss having to pay a lot more for a digital camera in Japan.