no. It is a video-optimized camera. A lot of video ballast for pure stills shooters and a high price to cross-subsidize the few who will really adequately use 8k video (today and tomorrow).
You're looking at this the wrong way. Canon didn't set out to build a video-optimized anything. They engineered the best set of components they could and then build the features based off the capabilities of those components. This is an imaging-optimized camera that doesn't force you to make decisions about what gear you're going to carry today. They've hit the sweet spot in so many use cases:
- Really nice "all-round" resolution for 2020 and beyond. This is the only place you might say they designed for video, and it's a decision that works great for many still shooters!
- Fast! If that means silent shooting, high speed electronic shutter, or video you're covered.
- A 12 fps shutter on a full frame camera! In 2012 you had to buy a 1DX for that sort of performance. Amazing what you can do when you remove the mirror.
- My guess is the auto focus on this will blow folks out of the water regardless of how you're capturing images
I'm not saying it's the perfect camera for everyone, but it's super in-line with what we've come to expect (or have wanted to expect) out of the 5 series. It seems like a lot of "photo-only" voices are just unrealistic about how unit costs and R&D works. And I get that some folks need more megapixels—speed vs resolution is a totally reasonable tradeoff to make. Most of ya'll are being realistic about it but I definitely feel there's this minority contingent here that thinks canon can magically drop 8K video and produce a 150mp sensor that still shoots 20fps for $2000 with 20 stops of DR.