Nearly 100% of cameras now have video capability...

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: So that discussion is effectively closed...
In reply to Joseph S Wisniewski, Oct 7, 2012

Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

It sounds like a paradox. Look at Nikon D800E, Canon 20Da and 60Da, Fuji S3 UV/IR, and Leica M9 monochrome. Five cases where reducing a hard cost actually caused the camera price to rise by premiums of 30-50%. The cost raising effect of lowering the quantities completely overwhelmed the cost savings of eliminating minor features.

Dear Joseph.

The D800E did not remove a part. Nikon changed the first of two filter to negate blur. So, Nikon charges extra  for the additional work and the small production run.

“Nikon uses slightly curious wording about the D800E - that the anti-aliasing effect of the optical filter stack in front of the sensor is 'cancelled' - and the diagram below shows what this means (courtesy of Nikon). Anti-aliasing filters work by using a birefringent material to split light rays into two based upon the polarization of the light; a first layer splits it horizontally, the second vertically. The practical result is a slight blurring of the image, to avoid moiré and aliasing artefacts. In the case of the D800E, the first filter is instead directly counteracted by the second, resulting in no overall blurring.... “ (DPR Page 3)

BTW, I like you better nowadays. Isn't it super to be nice? Keep up the good work.

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