Since we shoot motion footage even on a still centric project, I'd love to see a few things, especially on the 1dxII.
1. A clip on EVF when going to motion with a hot shoe on top that will allow a pocket wizard or a shotgun mike. The Olympus em series has this and it allows for 90 degree movement for a waist level shooting.
2. A 1dx style camera with a removeable right angle grip which allows for two different grips. One for motion with low sound fans, xlr inputs (real xlr inputs and outputs), another for extra battery power and real full size hdmi outputs.
3. A fully articulating lcd screen on the back.of the camera with touch screen face detection.
4. For canon a stabilized 24 to 70 2.8 zoom.
5. A strong and deep motion file with a minimum of 10 bits, 422 and high bitrate. None of this 23 megaBITS per second, but really ghigh bitrate.
6. When setting for motion, none of this little tiny hidden record buttons. Make the main firing button the the start stop button for footage.
7. Stop the 29 minutes cap on motion to avoid the euro tax man.
8. infantely moveable crops. Not just uhd, or 285, or 2-3 or 4-3 but any crop you desire.
9. Standardized external plugs for monitors, sound input, sound output etc.
10. Immediate firmware upgrades and real testing. Don't let the customer become a beta tester.
11. An app for your phone that has easy to search information about the camera. None of this find the pdf of the manual, do a search and have to go through a dozen non answers when you type in batter reconditioning. or whatever you're looking for.
12. True software suites that have some commonality to c-1 and/or lightroom. Not just hot folders, or software that doesn't allow quick focus check or workarounds.
Speaking of software.
1. Offer an option to buy not subscribe. If you travel from country to country the adobe subscription model doesn't always work and I could go into detail, though since we work the US and Europe regularly, Adobe just finally told me to buy multiple subscriptions.
Just let me buy it and be done with it.
2. Since a lot of still photographers are required to shoot motion footage, make lightroom and C-1 work with footage. Add tracking, face detection, layers, etc all within the same style interface. For diehard still photographers just put a button on top to make it a still only application.
For people like my studios offer both dtills and motion in the same timeline so matching stills to motion is much easier and faster.
3. For adboe, get their hands on the camera makers secret sauce and stop backwards compatibility. Look at the bone stock dpp look from a Canon vs. Lightroom. I can make lightroom look close, but there is a difference.
4. Offer upgrades for new cameras. This change the whole suite everytime you buy a camera is time consuming, sometimes expensive. Charge me for the compatibility, but don't make us run through fire just because we bought a newer camera model.
5. Stop fooling around with file compatibility. If your running on a pc quicktime is no longer fully supported. Once again charge for it if you want to but no more locking people into an eco system.