What Camera Features Do You Want to See in 2023?

Believe it or not, 2023 is just about upon us, and camera technology continues to advance at a breakneck pace. It is an exciting time for gear nerds, but of course, no camera is perfect. If you could pick a feature to add to your camera, what would you choose? This neat video discusses some many of us would like to see in the coming year. 

Coming to you from Leigh & Raymond Photography, this interesting video discusses some of the features many photographers would like to see in 2023. If I had to add a feature to a camera, it would be built-in SSDs. When I reviewed the Hasselblad X2D 100C, one of my favorite features was its built-in 1 TB SSD. If you are anything like me, you probably have a drawer full of memory cards of varying formats, capacities, and speeds, and it can be annoying (and expensive) making sure your cards are up to date enough for the latest cameras. The SSD alleviates that issue, and with the speeds of modern drives, you can generally be assured that they will keep up with even the fastest cameras, plus they're just so convenient. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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allow users to upload their own presets so you can see through the viewfinder how your final image will look like with your favourite looks. this would allow users to be more thoughtful with the exposure as you get your own look and feel right in the moment. why one of the big manufacturers hasn't done this yet baffles me.

That's a great idea! Wonder if that could be in the form of a LUT? It would be very similar to what the cinema cameras do then.

Fuji has long proven that it's possible to shoot with presets. All we need is the ability to upload our own to the camera. Give us a software that can read lightroom presets and Luts and convert them into a file that can be uploaded to the camera. honestly we can't be that far off from something like this

As an event photographer, I'd really like to see Small/Medium RAW options added to Sony's a7IV and a7RIV via a firmware update, if that's at all possible. Sony seems to have finally gotten this exactly right with the a7RV. That camera can produce a 26MP Medium RAW from the full frame to match its 26MP RAWs from Crop Mode, letting us get 26MP RAWs with Crop Mode on or off.

eye AF or face recognition for group shots
if our phones can do it, I think these advanced cameras should be able to do it as well.

I like the built in SSD. That would make things often easier. I would just use cards for temporary backups.

But I would like to see that all new cameras from Nikon get a sensor shield that protects the sensor against dust when you change lenses.
To my knowledge only the Z9 has this feature and it should "trickle down" to all new models from Nikon (or any manufacturer).
I am still surprised that almost no modern mirrorless camera has this feature. Back in the days of DLSRs the mirror took over this task. I do a lot of retouching and this would be the easiest way to prevent 80-90% of dust.

A remote control smartphone app that applies lens corrections, profiles, filters, AI cropping and 3rd party app processing (like for Lightroom) in a workflow that I define, can save and can be applied to all photos in a photoshoot in real time so that I do not have to spend hours and hours in some disjointed editing process after a shoot.

i use my camera with a teather cable and lightroom . It gives me a good preview and I can edit within seconds of shooting. Imagen AI also does the job of editing and cropping and using AI to learn your style of editing and then applies it to your image automatically.

Feels like we already have solutions for these. just not in camera.