7 bracket AEB has been in the 1D line since forever i think only the mk1 didnt have it so the 1Dx will have it... and i definately wouldnt trust an in camera rendition of an HDRBut that's what I mean. What trade off? As far as I know (and someone please correct me if this is not the case) the video aspect of the DSLRs does nothing to retard the photo taking abilities. In otherwords, there is no trade-off.Why do people keep griping about the video features of the DSLRs as if they retard the photo abilities?
I don't think that's the issue. The issue is more of a trade-off nature. How much did they inhibit the photo abilities to make 'room' for the video features?
I'm not a huge video user. I've only used it a couple of times so far, and plan to use it a few more times. But over the life of my 5D my use will probably end up being 90% photos 10% videos. So I don't have a major attachment or stake in it. I just feel like video has become the scapegoat for many. "Low-light auto focus sucks...the video is responsible." "Why isn't this a 36 megapixel camera? Must be the video."
Your use seems to be the same as me. I'm not saying that there necessarily _has_ to be a trade-off, but if you took out all the video-features, it would make sense that there would be more 'room' in the firmware for cool stills features. Video-features do use part of the space available for firmware.
I don't think they technically inhibit the stills features, like you mention the low-light etc gripes. Those capabilities would probably be the same, with or without video features.
What I'm looking at, if you remove the video-features, could I then have 7 bracket shots and HDR preview instead? Thos would require some serious bytes out of the firmware.