With the J5 now out and about, it’s really easy to say what a Nikon V4 should be like:
- Use the J5 sensor and body style
- Add an EVF
- Add the additional V3 controls (e.g. front dial, additional Fn buttons)
- Make it a proper CLS flash camera
- Microphone input
- Add lenses! (fast 24mm and 35mm equivalent primes, faster zooms [even f/4 ones])
- Don’t add cruft
Yeah, a short list. I suppose we could ask for a larger battery, 30 fps 4K video, clean HDMI video output, or a few other things, but just the above priced properly would be more than enough for me.
FWIW, there are multiple signs that Nikon will revise the 70-300mm CX lens to a somewhat smaller size. First, there’s a patent. But more interestingly, that TR-N100 tripod mount I was waiting for so long? Nikon appears to have made a batch, then withdrawn it from the market ;~). Why updating that lens would be more important than issuing missing lenses or updating the 30-110mm, I don’t know.