In the past, during the reign of film, camera manufacturers used to depend on Kodak-Fuji-Ilford-Agfa to come up with new films with new properties that gave the users new and improved experiences.

Now in the d...l age there are few new films coming out and the pixel count of a DX or FX sensor can not grow much above present values. What will the future of 35 mm SLR be? Ever more in-camera software? Or will the SLR merge with the camcorder?
How will Nikon-Canon be able to get punters to buy a new camera every 3 year as they have done during the last decade?
Is there a major paradigm shift in the 35 mm SLR future?

What are your valued opinion?