Charlie wrote in post #18721149
Film had been long removed, irrelevant and not a competing product.
This is a camera costing 2 Grand, looks like Canon wants you to pay 3 Grand for a dual cards camera.... Consider if you shoot dual bodies, that's 6-7K in bodies....
Yet the concept or reality of having images on one thing is not irrelevant or long removed.
As for a Canon camera costing three thousand dollars, it could be considered a bargain for 5 thousand dollars compared to what calculators used to cost for the tiny functions those did when they were first released.
For a camera that probably costs tens of millions to develop, I think three thousand is a reasonable amount of money to pay the company and the wide assortment of workers and technicians who put in their weekly work shifts to get the job done.
On my lesser days, I may make $100 in a day. But when I've earned up to over $1000 a day doing pruning, my primary profession, I wouldn't squabble about a three thousand dollar camera body that stockholders, workers and camera store owners have to earn a living from above and beyond production costs.
If it wasn't for penny-pinchers driving profits down, Sony, Canon, Nikon or Olympus's cameras may be worth 30% more than the selling prices.