IceAcolyte: To be successful, you must create not what consumer wants, but what consumer will want, because there's a lag between innovation, production, market time, and consumer adoption.Not a good example, but while Vista is ahead of its time, Windows 7 was appropriate, considering other than the crashes, the appearance was one of the earlier criticized point, while appearance-wise there's hardly any difference between Vista & 7.
The ideal camera for me would be a full sized sensor DSLR without all the creative modes and features that make a photographer lazy. Make it similar to an SLR with aperture priority, shutter priority, DOF, and manual settings. The eye-controlled focus of the Canon Elan 7e, was cool, but have never seen on a digital camera. It was a nice bonus feature.
I could live with even less than that. I miss the depth of field marks on lens barrels in conjunction with the aperture. Also, I would eliminate the settings for different levels of quality in a digital camera. Just go with the max quality and resolution that is advertised.
Bracketing exposure through the use of dials, buttons and settings is far more time consuming than just rotating the f/stop on the lens barrel.
I want a film camera with a digital sensor and storage card in lieu of the film. I come from the match-needle days and the photo exposures were just as good as they are now. f/8 is f/8 no matter how you get there.
My first time here.
As a long -time photographer (decades), it is frustrating to read so often that the weight of a full-size camera is such a frequent disadvantage. I have been fortunate to be able to use cameras of all sizes and weight over the years, both digital and film based. The bulk and weight of the larger cameras has always felt better and more stable in my hands.
Of course there is a valuable place and usage for all sizes of camera, but do the majority of experienced amateurs and pros who read this magazine really believe full-size camera weight is as bad as the reviewers would have you believe?
I don't get it. Is it an age thing?; because I still like viewfinders, too. Is it manufacturer driven, as I might believe? Do the majority of reviewers and writers have enough years behind a lens to really know the advantages of a heavier weight camera. Are we just getting lazy?
Do any of you agree with me? Thank you.