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  • OK, that looks pretty freakin' cool. I might be a little bit in love.

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    They just need to remove all wheels and buttons from main module and make it also attachable separate one.

    SO as you change main module it'll be just simple thing with LIS and sensor, nothing else.

  • I"m OK with the main module having ISO/shutter speed/exposure comp dials as well as a trigger. Those things are universally useful and having them on the main module doesn't prevent them being added to auxiliary grips. I could also imagine just using the main module as a very small standalone camera on a tripod. That wouldn't be too different from how I used to shoot with an RB67 or Hasselblad, but weighing a whole lot less than the RB.

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    You will be surprised how all this buttons add to board and central module costs.

    If you remove sensor and LSi cost you can do all else up to 3x cheaper if you remove them all.

  • Sure, but I like to be able to use the camera and dials/buttons tend to be good for that. :)

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    Dials and buttons don't need to change from one camera to the next, so, must not be part of central module.

    Quite the contrary - user interface research shows that efficiency of such interface grows with time if you keep it the same, as your neurons strengthen connections.

  • The central module will need to be a certain size, presumably, so that the sensor can be adequately cooled. It probably can't be much smaller than it is now for that reason. I'd be OK with moving the display to a separate unit because it generates more heat and adds fairly substantial bulk to the back of the camera. Putting the dials and knobs on a separate unit, however, seems like it would be guaranteed to make it necessary for the camera to be bigger in order to be operational. I like small.