So far I’ve only found a brief reference to 12bit-14bit recording on page 140 in the A99 handbook, it doesn’t make mention of any processing or shutter actuation time delays (not surprised) involved through the use of 14bit, on that page at least.
Yes agorabasta I think that’s probably the next design advance and it would be good too if done properly, something like a module comprising the IBIS + sensor + processor that plugs into the body frame that has a glass faced rear screen which folds out sideways and swivels, it stays with the body frame so you don’t have to pay to replace that every time an upgrade happens.
Letting my imagination run riot:
All the knobs switches and buttons are on the body, the memory module is also a module that can be unplugged and upgraded if necessary, same with the socket bank and covers on the left side. The EVF housing can be detached if necessary and upgraded/exchanged for a different one.
The mount would have to be a short register large enough for FF (maybe a larger version of the E-mount with a short adaptor to actual E-mount) and comes with an adaptor already in place for A-mount lenses, the adaptor for A-mount could come in two flavours, one with an SLT mirror for the EVF and PDAF and one with a regular mirror that goes with the OVF viewfinder, or you could just choose an open adaptor then everything relates to the on sensor CDAF/PDAF for better or worse, no mirror at all, and used with the EVF housing.
Maybe all that will be too much in one go, in reality it might take many many evolutionary camera models to get there and besides we wouldn’t want to deny them the opportunity of dragging the whole process out, a bit at a time…would we? Just imagine how much fun people would have wanting this or that firmware upgrade too.