What are the pros/cons of the a77? Is it worth buying?

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thebustos
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Re: What are the pros/cons of the a77? Is it worth buying?
In reply to IanML, 11 months ago

Here's an explanation I found on a forum post:

"To sum it up:

One CMOS wafer can produce up to 200 APS-C (1.6) sensors compared to only TWENTY (20) Full Frame sensors
The likelihood of random dust or scratches ruining all 20 on a wafer during manufacturing is much higher than losing all 200

SO. Producing 1 Full Frame sensor is in effect 10x's more expensive than producing 1 APS-C sensor.

Also, I would think this explains the longer update cycles on the Full Frame bodies, it probably takes quite a while to just cut a profit after development, whereas the update cycle for APS-C seems to happen more often as they recover the R&D costs quicker, and that market is much more competitive."

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