I also imagine that shooting with clients and letting them see in "real time" the first impressions of the shots on an ipad could be a great for some people.
i already do that with capture one, with any camera i want.
Well... you obviously do not get it. And because you represent the needs of all photographers neither can anyone else in the world. Nor should they be intrigued to do so. And of course its impossible to imagine that greater interconnectivity would lead to any new uses of DSLR from the ones you currently have.
here's what i dont get. you immediately share a small jpg with the world via wifi out of camera, everybody says "great thats cool!"....and then what? you have the 50mp raw file that you then edit, prepare and output to then share with the world...again. you have basically stolen away a certain level of impact a final image would have by prematurely releasing a photo. once released...the need for the higher resolution raw file is somewhat dissipated. what i don't get is the (in my opinion) the overvaluing of the immediacy. why the need to show an image in real time? what benefit comes from that as opposed to waiting a day or two to post the raw file?
i can see how some outlets would benefit from immediacy. journalism being one. but in that industry there is zero need for high res 50 mp raw files. you cannot convince me that it is reasonably necessary to have both the immediacy AND the image quality of 50mp raw file. i think there is more reason in withholding the images release til the next day after you have had a chance to take advantage of opportunities afforded to you by having a 50mp raw file.
to me the benefits of having wifi for immediacy and 50mp raw files serve opposite ends of the need spectrum. to have both in one camera isn't going to pan out to be some great benefit that will actually produce real world advantages. the perception may be that it seems great...but i fail to see the necessity of needing both.
i used to shoot alot of corporate and collegiate events. there was a great deal of pressure for immediacy. myself and many of my associates resisted as we preferred to work the raw files over before releasing them. many of those jobs in my area have disappeared in favor of getting student volunteers to shoot with their phones and upload via instagram immediately. those clients just didnt care about the quality afforded by higher resolution raw capabilities.
i also shoot alot of weddings. i saw a brief attempt by some in that industry to present same day slide shows of the images shot. a notion i despised myself....but i saw it attempted. the impact was underwhelming...and wasted effort considering the lack of real world benefit.
i realize that in today's culture immediacy is highly valued. i am challenging the notion that it is necessary and i challenge the notion that it is better all the time. i think the most pervasive result of prioritizing immediacy is a sharp decline in quality. quality always benefits from extra time and consideration...always. this is what hi resolution Raw files afford us. so if you need immediacy, why burden yourself with a bunch of hi resolution files. if you need the quality from hi resolution files, why cut your legs out from under you by releasing an image immediately?
so yes...in the end, i don't get it. why the need for both?