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What Do You Want in Your Next Camera?
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October 10, 2013
1:06 pm
Eric Reagan
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Nikon D610 Back

We've seen some very cool cameras recently and we've also seen some very mild upgrades (e.g., Nikon D610 and Canon Rebel T5i) from camera manufacturers. It seems there's always something that's missing for certain folks on the latest camera that comes out. How would you build a better one? Which camera…

October 10, 2013
1:12 pm

Just a few things to start:

- USB 3.0 (or even Thunderbolt), for faster tethering.

- Faster flash sync speeds

- Built-in wireless

October 10, 2013
1:29 pm

-A fully electronic shutter.
-Sensor global shutter.
-Scripting language such as the on in the CHDK hack.
-More integration with cellphone.

October 10, 2013
1:31 pm

I would love the electronic shutter, as long as I could still have an optical viewfinder.

October 10, 2013
1:45 pm
Darren Kelly

Thisis easy, and tough at the same time. I want 2 cameras

1. Full Frame Pro Model - $3000.00

D800 Body, with all the current specs
GPS built in
Wifi built in
Cel radio optional
Wireless trigger built in to operate off a smart phone app
1080- 120p RAW video
11 fps

2. Full Frame Compact Digital - $1000
remote trigger from smart phone app
24-120 built in lens
1080p- 120fps

No bigger than the Sony RX100

There you go


October 10, 2013
1:56 pm

Less bells and whistles. I have the 5d MK2. I love it. I HAD the Mk3 for a week and dumped it. I want to work fast... not flip through five pages of menus to set auto focus. And that shutter (or mirror). Ching ching. It sounded like I was running my fingers down aluminum blinds.

HDR in-camera and all that junk? A button to rate your photos with stars? Come on. Seriously? No.

Low noise in low light. That'd be my number one thought. It video could run more than 12 minutes... that could be useful for some folks.

October 10, 2013
2:08 pm
Jim Oleachea

I can't think of a single thing I want on or in my next camera. Rather, what I DON'T WANT with my next camera is anything to do with video. Since the beginning of the combo still/video cameras offered by the various manufacturers several yrs ago, it seems to be me that the video technology imbedded in these cameras has been forced down my throat. Personally, I have no interest in video, yet I'm paying extra money for something I have no need of. I'd like to have a choice in the matter.

October 10, 2013
2:24 pm

I would like to see Nikon integrate WiFi and GPS in thier DSLR line. A poster above mentioned USB 3.0 for tethering capability... Hadn't thought of that, but its desirable, if they can make it would with an iPad.
Another innovation that I would like Nikon to consider is camera/tablet/computer control of "focus bracketing." This could be achieved by the photograph selecting focus distances manually and entering them into the camera or having the camera/tablet/computer set interval starts and stops. The result will be a starting the exposure process with the lens resetting it focus for each exposure and firing as quickly as the lens can achieve the focus distance. This is incredibly helpful for macro photography or for overcoming issues of wide apertures and shallow depth of field. I'd further like Nikon to ask me to be tester of prototypes. :o)

October 10, 2013
2:28 pm

I have the 5D MkII also, and have been tempted to upgrade to the MkIII, mainly for better autofocus.

October 10, 2013
2:29 pm

Focus bracketing would be AWESOME!! I would love that!

October 10, 2013
2:35 pm

I want in the future all full frame cameras with a new support for crop lenses with a mirrorless always viwefinder

October 10, 2013
2:35 pm

I mean viewfinder

October 10, 2013
5:00 pm

I want Nikon to produce a mirrorless, full-frame camera

October 10, 2013
5:24 pm
Jon Hobley

Hi speed wireless download, thunderbolt port, twin CF slots, 18-20mp FX, 10 fps, a way of reducing dust when changing lenses, illuminated buttons, 1.3x crop with 12-15mp, Nikon lens mount

October 10, 2013
5:30 pm
Jim L

I want an upgrade to the 7D "still" camera without adding $500 to the price for video capabilities I neither need nor desire. Why does every new camera body need to come with video and thus a 20-30% increase in price????? As a sports photographer everything the 7D has is great except the need for a higher ISO with lower noise for night outdoor sports. I DO NOT NEED VIDEO.Why do they include video with every new model. Give me back the built in flash and drop the video... Call it the 7D Mark II and the model with video (and $500 higher price) the 7D Mark IIv. This is frustrating. When I want video I will use my video camera.

October 10, 2013
5:33 pm
Jim L

If you want full frame go with the 5D models. 7D has the magnification and some of us want that to remain intact. I wish they would drop the video, leave the 1.6x magnification and bring back the flash. If I want a video camera, I will use the one I have.

October 10, 2013
10:17 pm
Robert Mark

I want a 64 MP full frame sensor with pixel binning so I can shoot at 16 MP resolution with giant 2x2 size pixels for low light work and greater dynamic range, or full 64MP resolution for low ISO landscape and architectural or studio work.

I want Olympus' incredible in-body stabilization in a Canon or Nikon body.

I want Canon and Nikon to ditch their weird proprietary mirrorless formats and become full members of the Micro Four Thirds consortium.

I want fully electronic native "Speed Booster" adapters from Canon and Nikon so that users with APSC size sensors can get the full field of view that the big honking lenses deliver to 35mm size sensor users.

Longer term, I want sensor sizes to coalesce around 2 sizes: 35mm legacy size and Micro Four Thirds size. APS-C needs to go away, as Moore's law is making the Four Thirds size sensors a worthy replacement for APS-C and 35mm a worthy replacement for medium format.

October 11, 2013
12:55 am
Peter Henderson

What about a square format sensor - just like Hasselblad of old

October 11, 2013
1:04 am

Here is what I would like -
Full frame DSLR with 50mm f/1.4 prime lens for under $1,000
no GPS (leave it out or make it optional)
Standard lens mount for the manufacturer (don't create a new lens mount standard)
Optical viewfinder and live view
NOT mirrorless
A Robust body (minimize the plastic)
SDXC memory card

October 11, 2013
1:45 am
Gary Grimes

First of all what I don't care about: video, fast frame rates (except for maybe HDR), GPS, and ISO above 200.

What I would like:

1. Full frame low noise sensor 45 Mpix or greater, 14+ bits, simultaneous RAW + JPEG
2. Compatibility with Canon EF lenses
3. Ability to use 7 or 10 inch tablet for quick high res review of the last frame with built in WiFi or wireless whatever
4. Simultaneous storage in SDxx or CF chips in camera and a nearby tablet/computer
5. Ability to use tablet as viewfinder and frame reviewer independently of camera back display, with histogram, etc. Optional: use tablet as remote control and touch screen focusing
6. Fast sun killing flash sync, 1/500 or higher even if it means leaf shutter lens
7. Built in wireless that doesn't interfere with 2 battery capability
8. Electronic shutter would be nice if it doesn't have a downside
9. Strong metal body even if it means built in wireless is impossible - but that would mean a need for two shoes, one for WiFi (cold), one for radio flash remote (hot)
10. Built in/on two battery vertical grip
11. Awesome low light autofocus (but not low light shooting)
12. Compatibility with present Canon hotshoe radio remotes for flash
13. Less than $4000 for the body

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