« on: December 21, 2014, 01:08:35 PM »
An improvement in the sensors Dynamic Range would be #1 on my wish list! Ideally, I'd like to see around 30MP of resolution. I think it's a given that the 5D Mark IV will have the same improved autofocus system as the 7D Mark II.
A few items that are important to me for the 5D Mark IV, but weren't on the poll:
* Illuminated back buttons for low light shooting (like the Nikon D4)
* Improve the red illuminated autofocus points in the view finder, so they light up in all autofocus modes, and the autofocus points are translucent, but are very easy to see when they light up (like the Nikon D4)
* Dual Compact Flash memory card slots...this is as good of a time as any to move to the new CFast 2.0 compact flash cards. Whichever memory card format Canon decides to use, I just hope Canon uses the same memory card format for both the new 1DX Mark II and the Canon 5D Mark IV, so those of us who own both cameras don't have to carry different types of memory cards with us all the time.
I'd like to see an increase to 8 fps, but I think the fps and buffer go hand in hand, so there is no point in increasing fps, if the camera doesn't have a healthy buffer of at least 35 full size RAW files before the buffer fills. If they can't give us a buffer of at least 35 full RAW file shots with more fps, then I'd rather they just keep it at 6 fps and increase the buffers capacity.
Cost is only an issue in the absence of value, so if Canon can give me these improvements, then I'm a buyer as long is the price reasonable, which to me would be under $4,000.