Why does it cost so much to make a camera?
Let’s start with some basics. A video camera is essentially just a video recording device. It is the combination of camera and lens that captures the final image. A digital camera has four components: A camera, lens and LCD, that together create a display that allows people to see images.
A DSLR however, is a different story. It contains an entire system of lenses, LCD, and sensors. And all that stuff is built into a glass housing called a body.
The downside to DSLRs is that they’re heavy and bulky and heavy. There’s a reason why it is not common to see a DSLR on a plane. DSLRs have also caused their share of headaches. While many people are willing to pay top dollar to experience the benefits of a DSLR, others simply may not want to shell out $3,000 to upgrade their phone or tablet.
A video camera can be found for less, but a DSLR does not require such a hefty kit. This means more people could have an interest in a camera—either for everyday use or for special events. And that could be something to keep in mind as we head into the holidays. There will be more DSLRs being sold in 2014, so there’s no need to rush over and buy one just because it’s in your shopping cart this month.
This month’s camera deals are listed below in the order they appeared. All deals are as of February 4th, 2014.
Dell U2411m 24″ 15 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4K Video + Battery & Charger
$539.00 Dell U2713HM 27-Inch Digital Camera with 3-Inch Touchscreen LCD
$1,699.00 Canon EF 24-105mm F2.8L IS II USM USM Zoom Lens
$1,299.00 Pentax K-1 20.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black Body Only)
$1,299.00 Canon EOS Rebel T5i 16.1 MP Digital SLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (Body Only)
$999.00 Ricoh GRD50 15.2 MP Digital SLR Camera
$699.00 Nikon D800 Digital Camera
$699.99 Nikon D7000 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera
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