I was interested in Nigel Atherton's reply to the letter from Michael Blake. Yes I am sure there is a market for a "stripped-down camera with only the basic functions". I know that Nikon have one, it is the D5 which has only Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual exposure modes. I will admit that it does have a video mode but that is easily deactivated by programming the video button for another function. The problem of course is that the D5 costs around £6,000 and I suspect Michael really wants the simplicity in a cheaper camera. Well the D850 has the same exposure modes at around 1/2 the price or the D500 at around 1/4 the price of a D5. None of them has a built-in flash. Yes, there is a market for a stripped down camera and Nikon are making them as, I feel sure, are Canon but for some reason both seem to consider that those who don't want scene modes and idiot guides built in are willing to pay for their absence. Something that doesn't seem logical or sensible to me.