From a video side there are other cameras out there like Red and Sony's super 35 that are either FF or close to full frame. The issue is not the cost, or the technology...
I have re-checked, Sony's super 35 sensor size seems to be 23.6mm x 13.3 mm which is more APS-C like and makes a difference in cost compared to a 36mm. The RED EPIC is 30mm x 15mm and it is a modular system. I can't find out the sensor module cost alone, but to get a whole camera they are selling it $58,000. http://www.red.com/store/epic/product/epic-m
Is this the bare minimum needed for the EPIC or you can get a working camera for less ?
Also, on the net there are news about a Scarlett FF35 module which seems to be a FF sensor costing $12,000 (sensor module alone). I can't find this info on the red website.
There are also other FF alternatives which costs over $100K but I can only find this info on forums and don't know the validity of all this.
I just would like to find out if what I have said in the previous post makes sense or not. i.e Would a video dedicated FF sensor, be expensive due to the dedicated R&D/production and low sales, compared to using a dslr FF sensor alternative but with the disadvantage that it is not optimised for video ?
Could someone who knows about this subject tell me about any current FF digital alternative, the bare minimum working camera prices, and any links from where they can be purchased ?