7100 as full frame?

Started Sep 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Kaso Senior Member • Posts: 3,943
Re: A lot?

AlanWatson wrote:

The larger sensor would add significantly - it's the most expensive single component, and costs scale roughly with the area of the sensor.

Yes, the sensor is the critical component that adds signitificantly to development and production costs. Beyond the fundamental technology regarding size and capability, there are electrical and thermal engineering issues to be taken care of. For example, an FX camera "does more work" but it must use one same battery and be housed in roughly the same body as its DX sister.

Everything scales up at both the component level and the system level. Similarly, note the disparities in prices among Intel processors and among computer/telecommunications products, from low end to high end.

On top of that is, of course, the arbitrary pricing decisions based on comparative product competition and product segmentation.

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