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This is as much a thinking out loud thread as anything else.
What I want from a camera system (that seems to be the phrase people have latched onto to describe the constellation of cameras + lenses +accessories) in no particular order:
Fast, accurate focus
A selection of high quality lenses at most focal lengths, biased towards wide and specialty (T/S, macro) (I'm almost the anti-Rodolfo )
As small as possible (I'm indifferent to weight, but volume is something I'd like to minimise. People don't notice whether you're shooting a heavy camera or not, they do notice a big camera. Also, small size lets me pack more.)
Fast autofocus, especially in tracking mode, or at least a very good way of manually focusing.
I don't care whether it has OVF, EVF or live view only as long as it's fast, clear and doesnt get in the way.
I've got a decent (not huge, but it does the job nicely) Nikon kit and am on a DX body.
My biggest gripes with Nikon DX is that the equipment is bigger than I'd like, and there is neither a 16mm f/1.4 or 2 nor a 16mm PC-E available. Going D600 or D800 (choosing between the two has its own questions, but that's little details) fixes the second problem, gives me a little more low light performance (I apparently live either at ISO100 or 6400), will also trigger a 35/2 or 1.4 purchase, but makes the first problem worse.
I'm vastly simplifying the issue, but as a condensed problem it's fairly accurate for me.
The mirrorless systems currently have terrible continuous AF (this will change, the issue is when), a Leica M ain't happening till I get much better off or I get really lucky with a commission somehow), the RX-1 needs decent continuous AF (interchangeable lenses would be nice, but given 90% of my non sports shooting is at 24 or 35 effective, I could live with that), and everything else is as big as Nikon.
And in all honesty, I quite like using Nikon equipment.
So what to do? It feels off to buy a bigger camera when I want smaller. I could stay put, but then I continue to miss out on the wide shots I want, I could eat the continuous AF and go mirrorless (very remote). A lot of the size issue disappears if there's waist level finder ability (I think they're wonderful things, but a digital WLF solution is just a little out of my reach).