What do you think Sony is up to with the A 3000?

Started Sep 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Make the least expensive APS-C camera on the market
In reply to Dave Lively, Sep 16, 2013

"The mirror and PDAF of a SLR must be very precisely machined and have a lot of moving parts. Removing that will reduce cost more than adding an EVF will raise it."

So, why do we not see that reflected in the cost of mirrorless cameras? Just to be clear, I love the mirrorless/EVF cameras a lot, so I am willing to pay the 'mirrorless surcharge', but I see this written over and over, yet mirrorless cameras cost about twice what an equivalent dSLR would cost. Is it economy of scale? Or what?

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