Just a thought - budget FF camera

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
blue_skies Forum Pro • Posts: 11,553
Re: Sensor cost ... ?

parallaxproblem wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

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.

Impossible. Normally total component cost is multiplied by 5 to arrive at the final customer price

FF sensor must be in the order of $200 to $400 and APS-C sensor in the range $40 to $80

Good catch.

I phrased it wrong - we are thinking the same way.

I should have said that the APS-C sensor may only contribute $100 to the product (list) price, whereas the FF sensor may contribute $800.

The component cost (to Sony) would obviously be less.

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