What is this?!! A company called Axiom have been developing the idea of a modular camera system, which is 'open source', so you can include whatever functions or formats you wish.. Extreme thinking.. Maybe not! Axiom Open Module Concept Camera
Think of all the tech in the last 3 to 5 years that has dramatically changed the way we acquire footage; there was the DSLR 5Dmkii boom, then the Canon Cinema range, Sony FS700, F5, F55, Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, pocket camera, production camera, Panasonic GH3 and I'm pretty sure I can carry on until this page is full, but the gist I'm getting at is that tech is developing faster and in more intricate and innovative ways.
Here is the graphic from their announcement:
Just as an example; if you have a 4K capable sensor (Sony CineAlta Range), then all it takes is a firmware upgrade to get amazing new features such as 4K raw recording and up to 120fps slow motion..
If you look at it that way, there sure is a possibility, and I know I'm definitely supporting this crowdfund!