Here is what I'd like to see:
- Modular solution, essentially an MFDB with a high resolution display
- CMOS based design with live view, magnification actual pixels or more
- Focus peaking
- Zebra markings/blinking highlights based on raw data
- Ethernet and WiFi built in
- Electronic connection between back, body and lens, so no cabling is needed and exposure data is recorded
- About 4 micron sensor pitch so aliasing is minimized
Camera body can be any of:
- MF SLR (like Hasselblad, Mamiya, Phase One)
- Technical camera body like Sinar Arctech, Alpa or Hartblei
Many areas of photography are well covered with DSLRs. I don't necessarily feel that an MF DSLR is really needed. The SLR concept may create more problems than it solves. The reason SLR viewing was created was to achieve "what you see is what you get" viewing, the very same can be achieved with live view, without moving parts.
OK - what are your dreams of a High resolution (MF?) camera in lets say 2-3 Years from now ?
Does it need to have an electronic viewfinder, Live View and deriving from that full video recording ?
Should it be integrated (like an Leica S2) or modular (like a Blad) or even a tech cam ?
Should there be wlan, remote control, internet access, GPS, more of these technical features or
would you center on water and dust protection, enhanced battery life, better usability overall ?
What would be a price range that is realistically possible for those features ?
And could a RED with more still resolution than the Scarlett X fulfill these needs ?
Please donīt hold it back, may it sound phantastic or crazy, I think ideas need brainstorming and input, speak it out.
If the industry reads this, they may also have some more motivation to realize it. Speaking about it does make things happen,
think about the Startrek communicator and Motorola who brought this to life with the first mobile phones.
And donīt we all want to have a future for this market segment so we can use these highend cameras
in the future ? What should be done to ensure this market will thrive ?
Interested to hear your opinions
Greetings from Munich