« on: June 01, 2011, 06:42:56 PM »
I think people are getting carried away with the "split" concept. I don't think CR was implying that the "stills" version would have NO VIDEO AT ALL, but rather that it won't have additional, advanced video features that they may add to the "video" version.
Why would Canon go so far as to disable video all together, when even the new Rebels have basic video functions? They wouldn't. But not forcing still-only people to pay extra for features they wouldn't use (and furthermore, would come to sites like this and gripe about it all day) would be a very smart move for Canon.
Sign me up for the video version. Waiting to buy 4 of them, with baited breath. Extra grand apiece, no problem - just give me full HD out without overlays, 4K or RAW video would be even better, timecode, maybe a grip with XLR inputs, and I'm a happy camper. And yeah, for the still-shooter-gripers who want to say that DSLR video is a fad, and no real pro's use them... uh, OK. You go on and think that while they continue to pop up, on pro sets all over the country, and the crews still using smaller sensor camcorders (regardless of a "professional" designation on B&H website) continue to wonder why their footage looks like $#!+ compared to that of their competitors. Its not a fad folks, face the music. Canon has.