Is there a camera company that's not a decade behind tech?

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Is there a camera company that's not a decade behind tech?

The frequently discussed topic as when we will be communicate our images from ILC to recipient device/viewers without Cables/Expletives and similar Hassles with Workflow. No surprises that the convenience of sharing images is already the crux of what consumers seek in a camera.

"Realistically, the camera companies are well over a decade behind the trend."

Have camera designers heard about Moore's Law? "There's not a dedicated camera that comes close to that with their SOC (System on Chip) [i.e. Apple's A12 Bionic chip Apple]. As we move further into computational photography, the chip at the heart of the device becomes more and more important to be state-of-the-art. And it's not just at the core of the system that the camera makers have been lagging. They're still using older and slower interface systems. There's not a camera out there that can write to a card as fast as the fastest card can handle, for instance."

Customization ?!? "...the Japanese companies all design paternally: they know best what you need. Or so they think. Nikon owners these days are asking why the D850 allows AF-Area mode to be changed automatically with a button press (AF-On, thumb stick, etc.) while the Z7 doesn't. That's paternalism at work. Z7 owners don't need that, says Nikon. Unfortunately, that's the opposite of the trend. The trend is that we customers want more customization and control, not carefully selected customization and control determined by salarymen sitting in offices in Tokyo."

to quote Thom Hogan's ideal camera: "But to be specific, we need:

  1. Something smaller, lighter, and more convenient to carry.
  2. Something that ties directly into our social networking, email, and home computers, and offers a more convenient and automated workflow.
  3. Something whose on-camera display can be completely mimicked on any display we wish to plug into or wirelessly communicate with.
  4. Something that lasts a long time, but can be "updated" either by firmware and/or modular components (beyond lenses).
  5. Something that we can customize to our use and workflow, both in shooting and sharing.
  6. Something that's simple to manufacture and thus reliable.

Of those, note that smartphones score big on #1, #2, and #6. #4 and #5 are part scores for smartphones. Cameras?"

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Nikon D850 Nikon Z7 Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR +22 more
Nikon D850 Nikon Z7
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