From the main blog
it appears we may be seeing action not only on the FX mirrorless front, but also DX. Thought I'd kick in a few hopes/wishes/dreams.
Mount: okay so there's evidence of an 18-55mm kit lens. Sure hope there's a good F-mount adapter.
Body: please don't go the route of the the Nikon 1 or Coolpix A. Those D3x00, D5x00 and even D7x00 models pay the rent. Good handgrip, buttons you can feel without looking. Need a cutting edge eye-level viewfinder built in. Hot shoe for Speedlight compatibility.
Don't repeat Sony's mistake. Keep the higher-end screen UI. Eventually Sony trickled down their UI from awful to tolerable. Nikon has a decent UI, small changes here.
AF: use the experience from the Nikon 1 to make the best hybrid auto-focus system in the industry.
Rear Display - people will laugh if it doesn't have a flip-display at minimum.
I look for two possibilities. A D5500-like consumer model, and a mini-D750 like enthusiast model (D7200 with flippy display). Maybe a D400 after that. They can all be flatter, but hope not too much smaller because we're going to want to put good glass in front of it. Again, learn from Sony's research/mistakes - people want hand grips.
Over the next decade I will consider replacing F-mount glass with whatever they call the new mount - which is probably how long it'll take them to cover the essential range with kit zooms, then primes, then advanced zooms.
Come on Nikon, don't boof this pooch!
D7100, D60, 35mm f/1.8 DX, 50mm f/1.4, 18-105mm DX, 18-55mm VR II, Sony RX-100 ii