Just a thought - budget FF camera

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
blue_skies Forum Pro • Posts: 11,607
Re: Sensor cost ... ?

Consider that the sensor is the most expensive component in the BOM.

The APS-C sensor may only cost $100 to produce (in volume), whereas the FF sensor may cost $800.

Like others, I expect two models:

  • A $1,100 replacement for the Nex-7 as A7000r, which will have APS-C, metal, more professional than A6000 with no AA filter.
  • A $1,400 new A6, which will have FF, plastic, with limited features, but still with same 24Mp FF sensor. 

So, perhaps we will get this:

  • A3000: $200
  • A5000: $500
  • A6000: $800
  • A7000r: $1,100
  • A6: $1,400
  • A7: $1,700
  • A7r: $2,000
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