Is there time for an interchangeable sensor DSLR?

Started Oct 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
marcio_napoli Senior Member • Posts: 1,404
Re: Trying to answer

Hi Grevture

Thanks for clarifying !

Reading your post, I tend to agree, specially on the not commercially doable part.

So true... after all, these companies need to make money.

But if you allow me, I'll throw in one last argument on why I believe major makers never tried it.

For each Nikon F6 sold, several backs are flying out the door.

You keep the body for 10 years (just like you keep the lenses), and upgrade backs.

But the problem is that those backs would not generate large profit for Nikon. A considerable part goes to the sensor maker, in this case Sony, Kodak, Aptina... whoever is behind the sensor itself.

That's not a really great deal for Nikon, and Nikon could go out of business selling so few bodies.

So that adds to the equation, and it seems it really isn't commercially doable.

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