Today I was thinking about why I prefer film over digital. To me, it has more to do with the user experience, then anything else. I want to 'make' the photo. Not let the camera make the photo for me. Granted my DSLR's do have manual options.....it's just not the same as controling my MP or FM2.
So here's a rundown on what I'd like to see in a digital camera:
ONLY Full Manual Controls (No auto anything!) - I'd like a dedicated Shutter knob, aperture ring and focusing grid like on my MP.
Solid/Sturdy Metal Body and Build - No cheap plasticky bodies like my 350d. I'd like it to be WEATHER SEALED! I wanna be able to take photos in a hurricane and not have to worry about the electronics. I want to be able to pass this camera on to my children (whenever I have them...)
NO LCD for reviewing images - I don't care to review images until I get home. ISO speeds could be selected through a dial on the back like on the M series.
Full Frame Sensor - This one's a given....
Size - No bigger then my MP as a RF, or my Nikon FM2 as an SLR.
Shutter Sound - I want a nice and satisfying 'clunk'.
RAW - As the only file format.
Metering - Center Weighted....'cause I'm used to it.
Cost - $1,200 - $1,500
As you can see, I want a no-nonesense, no bells and whistles camera. I want a PHOTOGRAPHERS digital camera. Something to inspire me in the age of lifeless digital. What do you guy's/gal's think? Am I asking for too much...