What about sports shooters?
If your a photojournalist you are not a "sports shooter" who takes video with your DSLR camera.
Sorry, not sure what you're driving at there.
So, I shoot med-size jpgs for my local paper. My camera shoots 10fps. With the 1D C I can hit the record button for 24fps at 4k. That seems kind of awesome to me. Is there something that makes it impractical? I've got no problem downloading and scrubbing action clips from a game, selecting the critical moment and S___-canning the rest. What am I missing here?
Still don't think you grasp how taking stills from video are different from shooting stills. Sensor size etc.
Either way, from what your saying you want a 1D-X not the 1D-C, You can get our high FPS and have basic 1080p video functions for "those moments".
Sure there are plenty of people that would love 24fps continual shooting for photography, but then does that make you a good photographer if you are basically shooting video and snipping the best bits? Or is the basis of a good photographer someone who when using your limitations and shooting 6FPS you still manage to capture that shot?
Photographers nowadays take their skills for granted and rely way too much on auto everything, high fps etc (/old man rant off)