Why is this so so expensive? I could buy a vehicle.

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  1. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You're also paying a premium for the name.
     
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    And the image sensor (or in this case, should that be wafer?)
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    But like what exactly does it do. Is it the whole camera doesn't it attach to a camera.
     
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    It is a digital back. It attaches to a camera. It has 39 MP (compared to 10 MP for your average entry level dSLR). The sensor size is 36.7x49.0 mm (compared to 24x36 mm for the most expensive cameras from Nikon and Canon). Those are some of the reasons why it is expensive.
     
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    If you have to ask...
     
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    What I think is funny is that it only comes with a 1GB CF card.
     
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    In the commercial world of multi-million dollar businesses, is $37k really "expensive"?
     
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    A billboard costs how much?!?!
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Quite a bit, it seems...


    That's not even counting paying the photographer/designer.
     
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    If you have to ask... then what?:lmao::lol::lmao:
     
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    Then quit wondering.
     

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