I was looking at the new Canon mirrorless camera this morning and noted that it in camera image stabilization. It occurred to me that if they camera manufacturers are already moving the sensor for image stabilization, it might be possible to provide manual controls allowing the photographer to deliberately tilt the sensor the way some of the old plate cameras allowed one to tilt the back with respect to the lens. I’m sure the range of motion would have to be far greater than that for stabilization, but it seems like something that could be done. I know the old bird photographers that did most of their shooting at nests used it a lot to get the nest, bird and background all in focus.
Just a thought and I don’t know what method they use to move the sensor, so it might not even be feasible, but I thought I’d toss it out to see if anyone else would find this interesting.