Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 2 months ago

Why are some point and shoot cameras more expensive than some dslr cameras. ?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is marketing. The selling price of something has very little to do with manufacturing cost. For example, an Acura may cost twice as much as a Honda, but it does not cost twice as much to make the Acura vs. the Honda.. 

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I can think of two reasons. One, sensor size. With bigger sensors comes greater power. Second has been mentioned already - marketing. A heftier price tag exudes the illusion of better quality. In photography, you get what you pay for. Those more expensive camera models actually make shooting easier and more fun with more relevant features.

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Some compact cameras with sensible zoom ratios and bigger sensors can produce breathtaking images (like my late, lamented Canon G11).

    If you're looking for a camera with a 3-4x zoom ratio, a one-inch sensor, and an optical viewfinder, together with manual controls, this can be pricey.  It can also be found in a pro's pocket when he can't be bothered lugging his DSLR gear around.

    There is, however no excuse for a bridge camera with 1000mmm equivalent zoom and no viewfinder, and the makers should be boiled in oil.

  • 2 months ago

    It depends on the definition of "Point and Shoot". DSLRs are P&S cameras if you set them on auto and only look at the rear LCD.  Some of the modern rangefinder-style compact cameras (eg. Fuji) are really good.

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