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    Any ideas..?

    Why DSLR are expensive? I think there are the most expensive gadget nowadays...

    They are not make of diamonds or precious stones... I wonder what makes them so expensive???

    a 5DMKII can buy 5 iphones 4, 7 Xbox etc... haven mention about the 1DMKIV..

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    why car is so expensive it can buy 10-20 DSLR...... oh no wait why HDB is so expensive can buy 5-10 car.... on the second thought why condo is so expensive can get 3-4 HDB le...... hold that thought why the hell a landed elite house is so expensive too, can get 3-4 condo le..... and it goes on and on.....
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    Default Re: Why DSLR are so expensive?

    Of course, if you look at the top end of the range it is very expensive.

    Entry level DSLR cost as little as $650 with kit lens (K-x). Or less, I haven't been checking prices.

    1 iPhone 4 should be able to buy 1.5 of such DSLR at least.

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    DSLR a gadget? Maybe for some guys (with cameras)... but at first they are optical instruments to capture images. Requires a bit more efforts and precision than for the average iPhone with a life span of 2 years.. (is it that much?)
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    How old are you man.....

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    Dun like then dun buy
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    It is expensive because of the research and development of the sensor primarily.

    Lens is expensive because of the desired properties of optical glass required to correct aberration, as well as research and development too.

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    some using it cos its a livelihood to them! its their full time job.

    anyway if it is expensive.... why are kids or teenagers hanging these DSLRs on their neck walking down orchard acting like pros?

    u also never factor in the cost of designing, developing new technology, materials used, cost of manpower etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    some using it cos its a livelihood to them! its their full time job.

    anyway if it is expensive.... why are kids or teenagers hanging these DSLRs on their neck walking down orchard acting like pros?
    Emphasis on "acting"
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    i'd rather ask why are diamonds so expensive, they can't take photos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jepnxs View Post
    i'd rather ask why are diamonds so expensive, they can't take photos...
    And they're basically just compressed charcoal.
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    Yes, what's the functional value of diamonds? (i'm not talking about the type used in cutting tools here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Yes, what's the functional value of diamonds? (i'm not talking about the type used in cutting tools here)
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    Default Re: Why DSLR are so expensive?

    My friend, DSLR was even more expensive afew years back.
    My D1 is more expensive than my D3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    why car is so expensive it can buy 10-20 DSLR...... oh no wait why HDB is so expensive can buy 5-10 car.... on the second thought why condo is so expensive can get 3-4 HDB le...... hold that thought why the hell a landed elite house is so expensive too, can get 3-4 condo le..... and it goes on and on.....


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    Buy what you can afford.

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    Diamonds are expensive because of the illusion of its rarity caused by De Beers restricting world supply.

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    Default Re: Why DSLR are so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpikxfx View Post
    Any ideas..?

    Why DSLR are expensive? I think there are the most expensive gadget nowadays...

    They are not make of diamonds or precious stones... I wonder what makes them so expensive???

    a 5DMKII can buy 5 iphones 4, 7 Xbox etc... haven mention about the 1DMKIV..
    you make my day.....

    try open up a DSLR, inside is not just wires, chips and PCB, there are many mechanical and optical thingy in it, a few thousand parts and rather complex. this is those you can see, those you can't see is many years of R&D spend on it.
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    Default Re: Why DSLR are so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2100 View Post
    How old are you man.....
    you able to know a member age by clicking on the member's profile if this member opt to reveal his/her age, and didn't fake about it.
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    DSLR is not expenisve any more. Nowsaday more more affordable models have been launch. Those who find the DSLR is for Pro.... not really now. Try it, you can see the different between the PnS

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