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Old 12-09-2018   #1
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Your suggestions to camera manufacturers

After many years I finally replaced my Panasonic G1 with a Sony A6000 after reading online reviews from many different sources. While it is smaller then the G1 for my hands, I do like it and am adapting except for it's over extensive menu system, ( although being better organized), and everything but the kitchen sink in incorporated features, which in some cases seem to duplicate what some photo software programs offer.
So far after 3 weeks with the new marveI and on vacation, I see where I could do with alot less features, allowing for faster selections yet retaining the primary ones that drew me to the camera in the first place.
I'm wondering if you think less is more or you need more(?), and what you would change about your camera.
My own needs are simple; Give me a K1000 of digital cameras with a high MP sensor, moveable screen, viewfinder, easy ISO and compensation changes and on board flash. Raw, seperate JPG (what happened to tiff?) and movie. I know I can overlook everything else but it's just bloat ware to me and I'd prefer weather sealing instead.

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Old 12-09-2018   #2
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My own needs are simple; Give me a K1000 of digital cameras with a high MP sensor, moveable screen, viewfinder, easy ISO and compensation changes and on board flash. Raw, seperate JPG (what happened to tiff?) and movie. I know I can overlook everything else but it's just bloat ware to me and I'd prefer weather sealing instead.
Yes, or a digital Leicaflex SL or R6.2, or a digital Minolta SR-7!

Alas, they won't make that camera you (and I) demand; it would undermine the concept of planned obsolescence!
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Old 12-09-2018   #3
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I'd like nikon to make digital backs for their F301/f501/fm/fe lines, but not the sort of bulky stuff that "gofundme" type campaigns try to offer.
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Old 12-09-2018   #4
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I'd like Nikon to make a slip-on Electronic Viewfinder based on the Z-7 for use on the D-5, and other DSLRs.
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Old 12-09-2018   #5
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I wrote it few times, but they ain't listening.

Small camera with pancake, not retracting lens.
Aperture on the lens, shutter speeds on one wheel, ISO on another.
All three with A setting.
16MP or less RAW, FF sensor supporting 100K+ clean ISO.
Optical VF with ISO, Shutter and Aperture, plus exposure meter and remaining frames.
Placed in the corner.
Screen flippable 180 to have no screen. Play, delete, info buttons.
All metal body and manual focus lens with tab and DOF, distance scale.
No MF support by electronics, just have DOF and distance scale.
35 or 28 FL. f2.8 to keep it pancake.
Chunky and juicy battery. To have at least 1K fames capacity. Charging via USB.
No IBIS, no Wi-Fi.

But I'll take it with just FF and in current P&S body for under 1K$.

Thank you very much for listening.
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Get that old Epson RD1 back out there again with a CMOS sensor. The rest I don't care about!
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I've got several as theres a good reason my DSLR doesn't see as much use as its film counterparts.

Keep manual controls simple to get to, I don't want to do a series of clicks to get get the setting I want on the one dial you give me, I didn't buy a DSLR to ponce about taking photos of Starbucks in auto mode, I can use my phone for that.
Put the apeture ring back on the lens with the focus ring, leave the dial for shutter speed and maybe I'll tolerate the clicky fart about to do the ISO.

Bring back conventional optical viewfinding, EVF's are not good for your eyes long term and its no different to using the big screen in a way and if you get lag then thats a shot potentially missed.

Propietry batteries, yes we are getting better charging set ups, sometimes even letting you use a power bank in situ to stay running but can't we have some form of way to use normal batteries again?
It can take an hour or two to recharge some packs where I could pop in a shop and grab a pack of Duracells to get me back up and running in an emergancey. (And yes I know alot of consumer cameras do this but it'd be nice for my DSLR to do it too, especially if you're at a large car event like I have been on several occasions and can't charge off the car as its on Display)
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