Okay so from an artistic point of view, a DP is interested in:
Framing, Composition (mise en scene), motion, depth of field, blur, frame rate, focus position. So direct controls for these aspects might be good.
So the ideal camera has:
An anamorphic zoom (35mm equivalent of 20-90mm)
It's small and light (no techno cranes required), and has lots of mounting points
Depth of field (not aperture) slider or dial (with focus fall-off indication)
Shutter speeds (24, 36, 48, 60, 120, 240) or Blurry to sharp slider!
Frame rates (1, 24, 48, 60, 120, 240) or time lapse to real-time to slow-mo slider
Focus slider (or dial)
Computational photography (like the iPhone) & electronic NDs to handle exposure and dynamic range
Sensor stabilization (that can be switched off if necessary)
10 Bit 4:2:2 or raw
wireless signal and time code to audio devices
& A removable 800nit monitor that can be put anywhere
not worried about auto focus, or sensor size (as long as noise and depth of field can be decent).
And if you can do it all for $500, that would be great!
DSLR at 2:30...Canon 1d? For miniatures, interesting.
Does anyone know what technique drove that choice? They seem to be using Alexa's everywhere else.
Where are the best educational resources for fusion? Links appreciated...