So why can't digital full frame be this size?

Started Feb 6, 2013 | Questions thread
OP rodderslw Regular Member • Posts: 486
Re: So why can't digital full frame be this size?

garners192 wrote:

I reckon it's because the cost of a full frame sensor is so high, it inevitably pushes the product into 'premium' territory. Nobody's going to pay that much money for a camera with a huge sensor and a crappy retractable lens.

OK so it's not so much about technology or physics more about the cost of a full frame sensor and consumer demand.

Are all retractable lenses "crappy"?. Other film compacts like the Contax T2 had a small, retractable lens that was highly regarded and people were happy to pay a premium for these the day. Infact they still fetch a decent price. I presume like most technology the costs of a full frame sensor will go down over time too. Remember how much flat screen plasma TV's were?

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