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Not a direct response to anyone, but I've always amazed at people or articles that try to make the cost of manufacturing an equipment look really cheap by only considering the pure material costs. They probably forgot that the manufacturer has to have someone there to operate the machines. Oh, yes, there are also some machines there in the production. Then, the designs, the researches...a bunch of prototypes that have been tossed away and never seen the production line. And countless of many costs to run a company.
That's a fair point.....for a new feature...for example the people who critisised the 5DII for it's crap AF (I was on of them) - if Canon had developed a new AF system and, for the sake of argument called it the 5DIIAF and charged $500 more, and we'd said "god's sake, an AF module costs $5 at most" then your point would be very fair and justified, the R&D costs waaaaay more than the circuit board.
However even the D300 has an AF-ON button for crying out loud, it's not like Nikon would be pushing the envelope by including one, all the fixed costs are done and paid for a million times over probably.
Edited on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:25 PM · View previous versions