7100 as full frame?

Started Sep 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Steve841 Contributing Member • Posts: 501
Re: 7100 as full frame?

billfreedom wrote:

I cant quite figure out why the full frame cameras are so much more $$ than the DX versions.

For example, if you took the 7100 and simply swapped out the sensor and replaced with a full frame sensor and processor and mechanics, how much more $$ would the camera cost to make?

more complicated than that. need bigger box for mirror, sensor, shutter, focusing screen, bigger pentaprism or mirror finder etc. but it would'nt be a tremendous amount more money to build. full frame has a panache figure too, sorta like lambo and ferrari even though it does'nt deserve it except in the [debateable even then] ultra hi end. so manufacturers get away with some level of price gouging on full frame - imo.

lots of us had plenty of dirt cheap to hi end full frame cameras in the past. they were quaint instruments that used film.

steve

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