Compact digital G11?
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19-11-10, 12:55 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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The problem with putting a full frame sensor into every DSLR is cost. One of the biggest material expenses is the the silicon wafers used for the sensors, and the surface area of a 35mm sensor is so much greater than for an APS-C one that the volume of units they can build from a single wafer drops significantly, especially when taking into account the increased likelihood of encountering a flaw as chips increase in size.
With the amount of time that they've been making sensors now you think the prices would have come down to allow them to do this, I appreciate camera prices have fallen but at the same time I still think they should have sorted it out so the masses can have full frame. I said before in another post years ago when there was only film you could buy exactly the same film as a pro would use and providing you had good glass you could in effect capture on the same film as them. Now though FF DSLR's are pretty expensive, yes I know the 5D and the D700 are within grasp if you earn half decent money but why shouldn't anyone who wants an SLR be able to get full frame.
I fully appreciate what you're saying about manufacturing costs and such like, I just wonder how many years we'll have to wait for it all to change and get to the stage I've previously mentioned with sensor sizes.
I'd rather manufacturers concentrated on that than some of the other things that have been brought our recently.
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