Why would you want to shoot 8k as a hobbiest? Who would be your audience? I doubt that most R5 buyers will ever use the 8K camera capability. Working at the bleeding edge of technology is always very expensive and fraught with difficulties. Keep it real and you will get a lot more usable material. I doubt that this Christmas will be a time for R5/6 price drops. I would not be surprised if dealers are not still on limited allocations at Christmas.Good news. With all this negativity, the price should be just about right by Christmas. I'm a stills shooter, mostly wildlife and landscapes, and am excited about the R5 AF and FPS. I wish the R6 had a little more MPs and that would be a no brainer for me. As I mentioned, I shoot stills, but if I wanted to shoot 8K video I'm not sure I could afford the R5, the costs of very large CFExpress cards, a more powerful PC to manage the large 8K files and likely a better monitor to see the 8K goodness and additional storage to store the files. Why are hobbies so expensive?
I wonder where all this will end? Just how much detail can the human eye/brain discern?