Full-frame cameras are much more expensive than APS-C ($2000 vs $500). How does this price difference break down into:
- The per-unit cost to manufacture an APS-C vs full-frame sensor?
- Smaller market size?
- Increased profit margin?
I'm just looking for ballpark numbers here, like: it costs $50 to manufacture an APS-C sensor and $500 to manufacture a full-frame sensor.
To keep this question focused, let's ignore lenses and focus on the bodies.
Let's also ignore the higher expectations of full-frame photographers. That comes from the price. If a full-frame camera were sold for $700, buyers would not have the same expectations they'd have from a $2000 camera.
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