John Iversen

John Iversen

Lives in Ireland Caherciveen, Ireland
Joined on Jun 18, 2011

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John Iversen: The ONE crucial element I would have for an ideal highend camera is missing in action - that of interchangeable sensors. This, of course, would take a set of standards similar to those used by the computer industry for their components, but as the computer industry has clearly achieved this goal years ago there is no reason the camera industry cannot. The industry could offer a lineup of sensors for any particular body. Obviously, this range of sensors could run from bare-bones (and less expensive) offerings to full-tilt boogie professional sensors at the high end. Additionally, there is the possibility of sensors tuned to specific types of shooting, or specialized photography. This would NOT lose the industry any profitability (which I believe is the basis of their fear of this route), but would actually improve their range of product and profitability.

That being said, a weathersealed Olympus E-30 with a portion of the E-1 control layout would be my ideal setup.

John

John

Dan -
I don't know if you realize it, but you just made my point perfectly. Face it, every camera user has a different "ideal" feature set, ergonomics, body size, viewfinder, controls, lenses. And they prefer one manufacturer over the rest for that very reason. That you could use a particular body for several iterations of sensor before that "generation" of body required a new motherboard, so to speak - and thus a significant design change - is just fine. Remember that the sensor is - I believe - the most single expensive component in a body, and that the profit margin per body would increase if the manufacturers accepted this paradigm rather than the existing one-shot paradigm of "new sensor requires new body".

John

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 07:41 UTC

The ONE crucial element I would have for an ideal highend camera is missing in action - that of interchangeable sensors. This, of course, would take a set of standards similar to those used by the computer industry for their components, but as the computer industry has clearly achieved this goal years ago there is no reason the camera industry cannot. The industry could offer a lineup of sensors for any particular body. Obviously, this range of sensors could run from bare-bones (and less expensive) offerings to full-tilt boogie professional sensors at the high end. Additionally, there is the possibility of sensors tuned to specific types of shooting, or specialized photography. This would NOT lose the industry any profitability (which I believe is the basis of their fear of this route), but would actually improve their range of product and profitability.

That being said, a weathersealed Olympus E-30 with a portion of the E-1 control layout would be my ideal setup.

John

John

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 07:04 UTC as 350th comment | 7 replies
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