Cost BenefitsCost can be one of the biggest impacts in the rapid adoption of megapixel cameras. But how? At first, megapixel cameras were significantly more expensive than standard 4:3 analog or IP cameras. However, over time the purchase cost has come down. This is due to the basics of economies of scale.
Another area that impacts cost is improvements in the manufacturing process, supply chain and enhancements or replacements to products. An example of this is the recent line of HDTV cameras from Axis Communications. Savings in manufacturing and product development have allowed Axis to significantly reduce the list price of these cameras.