AlbertTRAL wrote: for example, a module with a Foveon sensor (will never have fantastic high iso, but OMG, unmatched low ones). Another achromatic high DR sensor...etc
Duane Pandorf wrote:As I'm sitting in another hotel room pursuing my hobby by reading forums, blogs, editing photos and just doing what a pilot does to not get bored to tears I thought I'd write what I think would be my dream Ricoh GXR-M camera.
1. I think Ricoh should take the A12 Mount and design a unified body for the mount that includes a built-in OVF/EVF on the left side that's no longer modular. It would become a stand alone model and call it the Ricoh GXR-M.
2. I would update the A12 sensor to A16. I don't think the camera requires a FF sensor and the latest 16mp Sony sensor does an incredible job especially for those that want the higher ISO capabilities.
3. By unifying the body and it not being modular, the tripod mount can be centered under the middle of the lens of the camera body.
4. I would simplify the menu system to the bare basics one needs to take a picture. I can understand the need for additional custom input settings for the different lens options but I would simplify that as much as possible.
5. I would package the camera with appropriate raw conversion software that's cross platform compatible with all the custom presets/scene modes one finds in the current hardware setup. I'd work with the people at Adobe and package a special version of Lightroom or have the presets on disk that you install with the package.
All one needs is a light tight box where you can easily adjust the aperture, shutter, iso and exposure compensation. I don't need a movie mode, I don't need a Scene HI-BW mode, etc. Many of these things can be done in PP with already designed presets that Ricoh provides.
Just a couple of my thoughts as I ponder the day away.
thelps wrote:Duane, it took me a while to weigh in with your thoughts. I for one would like to see more inbuilt EVFs. Lighting can be hard in my part of the world and an EVF or OVF are sometimes the only thing to frame an image when you have LCD whiteout. As far as the OS, I'd like to see an option to boot either a full OS or as you suggested a cut down one. That way we have be best of both worlds.
I wonder if it were possible to design a simple but zoomable OVF that could be built in camera. Even if was viewfinder only with no data in there. It could then match your focal length but be with you always. Maybe too hard a ask.
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