7100 as full frame?

Started Sep 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
trac63 Contributing Member • Posts: 766
Cost of the sensor

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 135 frame sensor costs up to 20x more to produce than an APS-C.

And this state of affairs is not likely to change very much in the foreseeable future.

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