Why are video cameras so expensive?

I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a... show more I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a bit...but no. I went to Best Buy a while back, and the cheapest video camera was around $600. Ridiculous!
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