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- Jan 29, 2011
I do argue that. I am a member of two active camera clubs and less than 10% of the members of either have any interest in using their cameras for video. In my experience the 90D type market are not that interested in video, neither are the 5D MkIV or R buyers, well not the ones I talk to at the two camera clubs who's membership, whilst not population typical, numbers in the hundreds and are very active camera buyers.Maybe the problem here lies in the fact the lines between photo and video products have been blurred and will continue to do so even more, hence the entire reason this debate is even happening.
The main criticism seems to me that Canon is slow to respond to this reality in the same way they were to full frame mirrorless. I don’t think anyone can argue with the fact that the people left in this shrinking market are moving towards mirrorless and they demand the best of both worlds in photo & video.
The photo only consumer market is shrinking drastically. That’s a fact. The YouTube generation and video market is increasing. Video content commercially consumed is massive and growing.
Unfortunate for camera makers, a phone will do just fine for a majority of internet photos and apps. Not so for video.
And lastly, everyone wants value and versatility to some extent. Much of the market that is spending $10k-20k on gear wants all of it to work seamlessly together. One brand, one set of lenses, photo and video together......
And I’m willing to bet amateurs, small studios, commercial and portrait, marketing companies, and especially the wedding industry are bursting at the seems with hybrid shooters.
Yes stills orientated cameras can shoot video, but video orientated buyers are not, generally, that interested in stills specs, I do take umbrage at the insistence of video standards being constantly criticized in stills orientated cameras yet if I similarly demanded stills specs on video forums I'd be laughed out to the place.