Is this the year Pentax makes or breaks your FF dream?

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Leandros S
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In reply to John_A_G, 3 months ago

John_A_G wrote:

zakaria wrote:

2 years to 5 this system will be as full frame price. I MO.
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pentaxian .

Why do you think cost will come down so rapidly?

Larger sensor, requiring larger optics and very small production runs. No manufacturing competition for sensors. There is nothing driving the cost down on that platform.

That's the chicken and egg fallacy in a lot of people's thinking. As the price goes down, so do the manufacturing costs because demand increases. Manufacturing costs are only relatively high as long as demand is low. Additionally, there are diminishing returns - small suppliers can reduce their costs more effectively in response to added demand than large suppliers can. So as demand increases, the gap between high volume and low volume producers closes.

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