« on: September 17, 2013, 10:38:54 AM »
Some comments from what is admittedly a niche market.....(astro)
The 60Da hasn't sold tremendously well because it was (IMHO) poorly implemented. More expensive and not as good for astro as modifying a 60D.
Okay, I don't know enough about sensor technology, so if I'm completely out to lunch on this, a virtual slap is acceptable. How about a MF body with more densely packed region for imaging in FF or APS-C crop mode and still having a lot of pixels on target? Provides a selectable imaging area (crop mode) for when I want to work with a smaller file size rather than cropping a large image. In MF mode, mayhaps those pixels can be binned?
Peltier cooling for long exposures.
IR cut filter that is either easily removeable or can be swung out of the light path....like the mirror.
For that matter, something similar for the Bayer filter (okay, I figure that's nigh on to impossible to implement).
A modular design so that if the photographer needs all the bells and whistles sports/weddings/wildlife requires, s/he can install an accessory in battery grip fashion that provides the required processors. Maybe the Peltier cooling could be a module.
I don't think such a camera is too much of a stretch, and the market might be larger than some people think. I'd buy one....don't need two kidneys.