Hi there. I've been a Nikon user for some 10-15 years, though I keep tabs on Canon, Pentax and Sony despite having a lot of Nikkor glass.
A few things in these cameras have caught my eye and I really hope Nikon are exploring these. I speak to a fair few other photographers via twitter/forums and most seem to agree these are important tools. Even the likes of Philip Bloom seems to be calling for them in his articles/videos.
- Interval modes across ALL dSLRs. It will save on cables and weather-sealing issues.
- An infinity mode on the interval menu. Separate like a check box in the menu that overides the counter.
- Video modes HAVE to be improved to allow manual aperture change WHILST recording
- Video modes desperately need a higher quality bitrate to compete.
- And video modes desperately need a RAW video function (as third party Canon software is now proving) - the Nikon dSLRs have great dynamic range and this could be exploited to great advantage over the competition.
- Add in a "plug in" mode - like VST but in-camera for photos and video to improve sharpness, contrast, effects etc.
- Assemble-as-video mode - join jpegs/raw files into a composite video setting the frame rate
- Decent in-camera RAW editing to adjust exposure, contrast and white-balance that can also save to a new RAW file
- 16:9 video dimension aspect ration. Not 1080p but 4K-compatible for future film
- Lastly work towards the new range of super-HD like the 4K format.
I know its a big ask but this is how cameras appear to be moving. Many thanks for years of fun!