You've based that assumption on what? You don't even understand how complex a digital image sensor is let alone all the other greebles that form a camera. It's as much an art as science.My project is not as complicated as building an actual camera. I dont need to make lens, CPU, interface, lcd, battery, memory... It will be controlled completely by laptop software.
A cobbled together camera is not high end, those folks that make high end cameras have years of experience and thousands of years of man-hours in development.I want to make high end camera
Why would you want to pay someone to design you an inferior cobbled together product? You won't even come close to the quality of your webcam. An engineer(s) with those kind of skills will charge you $1500 a day to start.
Just buy a 4/3 camera on eBay.Important things I need are sensor!, powerful autofocus motor, gyrosensor for image stabilizing and hardware to send the digital signal to laptop via USB 2.0 port.
Impossible no (men have landed on the moon), improbable very.I dont mean to imply that it is easy, I know it is very complex but I am not convinced DIY is impossible, particularly when I can seek help.
PS this wouldn't be a half baked final year project would it?