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Why do pro grade cameras cost so much?

Besides reliability, fast auto focus, and many other features, do you ever wonder why pro grade cameras are so expensive? If you ever use your phone's camera, shooting into a bright background will result in your subject looking dark, without getting too technical, that's because your phone camera is trying to make your background not be overexposed, once overexposed, the background will not be able to be recovered; you sort of have to choose, do I make the background look good or do I make my subject look good. With a pro grade camera, the files have much more flexibility and when using software like Lightroom and Photoshop, us photographers can raise the shadows and lower the highlights to get you details in both bright and dark areas. Below are some samples, the top is unedited while the bottom is edited.