I just don't get these 2001 prices??

Started Jan 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I just don't get these 2001 prices??
In reply to NeilJones, Jan 7, 2012

NeilJones wrote:

Why are you pro's still saying its ok for Nikon/Canon to charge these silly prices!!

Technology has jumped so much over the years and prices for all these components in these cameras have come way down and yet you are still ok paying what you did 10 years ago??

Yes, I know the components used are better but it's just simply easier and cheaper to make them now!

Look at the Sonys a77. A 24mp sensor in a really nice camera with many cool features. It's $1400. I know, I know, it does not compete with the D4 but please don't tell me that it costs that much more to make the D4. (a77 also has incredible 60p 1080 hd video too)

Even the full frame Sony a900 with 24mp is less than 3 grand. (with new one on the way for probably not much more)

It's time for you "working pros" to tell Nikon/Canon to stop with their over inflated camera prices on these so called "pro cameras" as this is 2012 not 2001!

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Shoot like it's your last day..

An interesting read on "Quality Vs Value":

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/quality-vs-value.shtml

"Nikon fans were both excited and depressed when the D3x was announced. It appeared to be an exciting new flagship for the company, breaking Canon's nearly eight-year-long dominance of high resolution pro-level camera bodies, but at over $8,000 the price seemed a bridge too far, as I called it at the time.

Why? Because of two things. The D3 camera, which is absolutely identical to the D3x other than for its sensor, costs $4,000. This means that the sensor alone in the D3x is costing us a cool $4 grand. But the Sony A900 also has a 25 Megapixel sensor and sells for under $3,000 – less than the cost of the Nikon sensor alone! What's with that, especially since it is now known that these two camera's sensors share the same underlying Sony fabricated silicon, so chip yield can't be a significant factor?"

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