Is an FX sensor really $1500 more expensive to produce than a DX sensor?

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Is an FX sensor really $1500 more expensive to produce than a DX sensor?
Aug 21, 2012

I am amazed at the price difference between FX and DX sensor camera bodies. Is an FX sensor really $1500-$2000 more to produce than a DX sensor?

Digital camera technology is not new and it would seem that at this point economy of scale would dictate that a FX size sensor would not be that much more expensive to manufacture.

Are they only charging such high costs for FX bodies because the market dictates that they can?

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