how difficult is it to make a full frame sensor?

Started May 11, 2011 | Discussions thread
ScottyNV
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In reply to RedFox88, May 13, 2011

if the processes are better, we all win.. but the relative ratio of good crop sensors to good 'ff' sensors on a wafer is likely to be similar, so the analogy and data are still sound.

i don't see the cost of the 5D3 whenever it comes out being substantially lower than that of the 5D2 - $2700CDN retail today.. funny, 2.5 years after i put down my deposit to secure my place on the pre-order list, the cost has finally come down to what i paid!

you can argue the specific numbers, but the reality is that what has been posted in this thread is pretty close.. it does cost a lot more to manufacture a large sensor than a small(er) one.. even if the associated costs were the same, the price would be a minimum of $1000. over that of a similar structured crop body.. assuming the 7D is really about the same level of construction of the 5D2, retail price is about right on that one.

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