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Camera software and add-ons

8. April 2013. One of the first things one experience when trying to adjust the camera settings is that there are so many options that it is difficult to get an overview of them all. Perhaps to require more options and a larger menu system doesn't seem like something you need. Problem with the menu system is that it is a closed system. If you have an Iphone you will be able to get all kind of apps for your particular needs.

Shouldn't the same apply to cameras. Intuetively I assumed a camera was different than a cell-phone. After using Magic Lantern this assumtion has to be revaluated. One of the first things that was a revelation is that you will not need a remote cable release to keep your camera stable when shooting. Instead you can just wave your finger in front of the sensor below the viewfinder. Visit their site for more of their features. What to learn is that there are multiple options for improvements.

Whoever makes their camera first available for third party apps will have a huge competitive advantage. Not only will there very quickly arrive new cool features and layouts that can be personalized. There will also be instant anticipation of what will come later. When seeing what a firmware like Magic Lantern can do there really is no excuse why one shouldn't be able to shoot more than 3 brackets. Underexpose more than 5 stops. Have longer exposure than 30 seconds etc.

With a larger camera body than what you will find in a micro 4:3 camera, you could fill the extra space with added internal memory, processing speed etc. What holds me to the traditional DSLR at the moment is, in addition to a limited amount of lenses, the added capabilities with Magic Lantern. If the larger DSLR doesn't inovate, they might loose out. If more pros start to use smaller bodies, the advanced amateurs will follow. Adding capabilities to the camera can be excactly one of the things that can limit this development.