7100 as full frame?

Started Sep 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mako2011
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not upscaled

jkjond wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

jkjond wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

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?

A bit more...relative term, IMO. You would need a bigger mirror box, a bigger mirror, a different/bigger AF unit (more a dimension issue), A bigger OVF assembly, A bigger file handling architecture for the bigger file size, bigger battery maybe, and the bigger sensor....and a bigger body to house it all. You might need a bigger price tag to keep it profitable as well. I suspect, it's just not as simple as you might think.

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Bigger file size?

Isn't the 610 pretty much a full frame 7100?

If that were true, then the D610 would have a 54mp sensor (same pixel density). Note the D7000 is 16mp and the D800 (same sensor technology as D7K) is 36mp

naaaaa, I simply mean a similar feature set and equal pixel count giving the same file sizes but just a bigger sensor and bigger bits to go along with that, such as the veiwfinder as already pointed out by Alan.

Then you're talking about not up-scaling the sensor but a different sensor design in the FF vs APS-c. In that case...file handling may not upscale like it would if we use the exact same gen sensor tech in APS-C (24mp) vs FF (54mp).  In the case of 24mp in both...it's actually a little more apples to oranges vs the case of the D7000 vs D800

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