Nikon needs to open its camera firmware/SDK

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Nikon needs to open its camera firmware/SDK
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Another “firmware release” and nothing but bug fixes. Where are meaningful feature updates?

Nikon CLEARLY does not have financial resources to invest in-house  software necessary in modern (software driven imaging) industry. If they are to compete with the bigger companies like Sony, Canon etc, not to mention even remain remotely on the same ball park as Google, Apple, and Samsung, Nikon needs to release its firmware SDK so that the independent developers can create features that Nikon is so thoroughly incompetent at.

Nikon is really fooling itself if it thinks releasing their SDK is going to hurt their business... it seems they are in a free fall already, so why not embrace making the tools available to the public and let others add features. Nikon then could take those features and make them part of the official firmware if they seem stable enough, or let users try out features themselves? Try something new, Nikon.

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