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Some features I'd like to see on a DSLR.
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swanseamale472003
Date Posted: Nov/16/2013 4:42 AM
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1. Proper low ISO, why don't cameras have a nice low ISO, it's done with tech anyway so why not make it go down to 5 ISO or lower. This would save having to use neutral density filters for things like waterfalls/misty sea, and cost virtually nothing.

2. Built in memory, my old compact has some built in memory, it'll still shoot without the card for a few pics, yet my hugely expensive DSLR has none.
Lets face it memory is cheap, a 16-32 gb micro sd card could be built in, it takes up hardly any space and could be set to record the last 32 gb of shots and 'roll over' so you always have the last 32 gb backed up on camera if your memory cards dies (and they do) Yes you'd have to plug the camera in to get the back-up shots but it's better than loosing them. And it's a hadny feature if you go out shooting without a card.

Anybody else got any features they would like to add??



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Steve
Date Posted: Nov/16/2013 9:30 AM
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I would like to see more user friendly configuration menus. Some adjustments that are considered "custom settings" are hidden so deep you can't do them easily so when they are done you are pretty much committed. Even if you can remember or have written down how you got there to make the adjustments in the first place.

I would like a better focus aid in low light conditions. I have had several situations where the focus sensor did not have enough to establish a focal point even when I was manually adjusting the focus and it would not allow a shot. Longer battery life would be good too.

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swanseamale472003
Date Posted: Nov/17/2013 9:08 AM
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Some good ones there Steve, I find the off camera flash options would be handy to have as a single button option.
Focus aid, I was shooting a wedding recently and at one point it was in total darkness, the camera could focus with the focus aid light on the flash, but I couldn't actually see the bride/groom to compose the shot, I had to have an assistant with a torch to see them at all, crazy! A low power led modeling light would be ideal for situations like this.

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Steve
Date Posted: Nov/19/2013 10:37 AM
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Been there done that. My brother works with bees. We were doing a bee extraction and it got a bit dark. I had to have him point a flashlight/torch at a spot so the camera would focus. Even if I manually focused prior to the shot without the slight light the camera would override the focus. As the technology progresses other things will improve. Just look at what Ansel Adams worked with. I think he would have loved to play with our current photography equipment.

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meredith
Date Posted: Nov/22/2013 3:14 PM
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I would like to see less graininess. My d300 is sucks for the noise it produces. The bracketing feature is buried all the way in China. That would be nice to get to more easily. BTW I'm getting a 300mm 2.8!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!

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swanseamale472003
Date Posted: Nov/23/2013 11:28 AM
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I didn't find the d300 too bad noise wise (better than the d200 anyway) you do have to get the exposures bang on to get the best out of it though. If you need a big jump in hi iso look out for a second hand d3, big difference to the d300.

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