I think it should come with an neural interface so you do not need to touch the camera or the camera can tell you when to take that special picture. The only problem is deciding which part of the user the interface should be connected to.
I'd like if it would combine all the functionality mentioned... so, 2-way neural link, so that I could see what the camera was pointed at, control focus/zoom/aperture/speed/iso/etc, take pictures, video, sound clips, the camera should also be able to record what I am seeing through my own eyes and ears (at the same quality/resolution/capability as my eyes/ears). Should be easy to link to/control multiple cameras (to make event coverage easier). And should also be able to use the in-camera memory (or available online storage) to augment my own (in-head) memory.
The camera capabilities should include (selectable/auto-selectable) visible/ir/uv (xray, rf?) capture/visualization. (i'd like precognitive/possibility visualization too, but that might be asking a bit much for the initial release) the in-camera AI should offer useful suggestions and be able to anticipate my wants/needs - like a good personal assistant, but better because of the access the neural link would provide.
I should also be able to make/receive telephone calls/video conferences/etc as well as browsing the internet just by thinking (tho I'd probably need a system in place to prevent costly impulse purchases -- else too easy for "ooh, want!!" to translate directly to an actual purchase. also should be an "are you sure?" pop-up enabled for sending emails/im/twitter/etc to prevent overly uncensored thoughts -- should also detect drunkeness or other impairment for extra security against drunk-dialing/posting/emails)
I can't decide whether it is more important for the new D800 to hold all my Ipod tunes, have built in GPS, or serve as a cell phone. As long as it costs under 1k, has 25mgpxls and ISO 6400, I'll buy it.
>I bought a really good mobile phone the other day but it >takes rubbish pictures, I'd love it if the next D700 model >came out with a rubbish phone in it.
This is a great post. It really underlines the silliness. You did however forget to mention a very important and necessary option. Designer colors! Soon to be followed by team logos. Finally, to insure sales volume, Nikon will include the new model in every box of Cracker Jacks.
This post is rubbish. We are trying to have serious dialogue about the very serious pursuit of photographic excellence and you interrupt us with this dreck about camera phones. Where are the moderators when you need then.
It could be bluetooth so you could have one of those stupid looking attachments sticking out of your ear. Or more hitech, like the invisible earmic so you could use it stealth when calling the client to tell her to write the check because you have "those" pictures of her husband. You know I can watch TV on my iPhone, why not my D700. And really, I'm always looking for a cork screw or church key. We talk about Swiss army knife lens. Well, why not.
Someone is a little testy this morning. I think the OP was trying to use a little humor to make his point. Truthfully, photographic excellence and video capability crammed into a still camera is an oxymoron. The day that Nikon or any other camera manufacturer is able to put true video capability into a D body, I will buy one. Until that day comes, R&D is far better being applied to improvements to still image capture. Finally, the posts on this issue have been both interesting and humorous on both threads. The only post that I have seen so far that would even begin to warrant any attention from moderators would be yours and I, for one, would never consider making such a request.