Yes, I cannot verify those numbers, but in theory the end result may be better image depending on codec used and editing workflow, and the higher bit rate is also likely more heat. Every toggling bit is a small amount of heat. That is why I keep telling all these whiners to talk about equivalent data rates and stop with their inane arguments and comparisons.
Apples to Apples the R5 and R6 are incredible offerings for video without compromising a thing for stills like these other cameras are. Everyone hated the outdated and heavy 5D4 codec (MP4), but it is detailed and easy on computers as it doesn't require transcoding. While the loss in quality of a lighter and more modern but still compressed codec may be minimal it still may be relevant to some.
An iphone or GoPro can shoot 4K60 for a long time compared to some of these 'limits' but is hardly comparable in quality to a full frame 45MP sensor with 15 stops of DR and big glass. Every time I see equivalent things compared properly, most of these brands are very close to one another in what they can get out of sensors, readout hardware, thermal dissipation, etc.
I read somewhere that this is going to be an All New camera. Makes me wonder if the horrible menu system is going to be totally redone from scratch? It's not even close to being as easy to use as Canon's.
What kind of stills camera would be this in 2020 if the resolution rumors are true (12MP)?
I guess will wait and see the final specs but to me it looks like a 100% video camera, not photo camera.
If there is one thing we can be sure of, it's that within moments of this announcement we'll be flooded with youtube videos comparing the announced spec sheet against the R5 and R6.
Actually, the R5 looks like more of a video camera than the R6.The R5 is primarily a stills camera, the R6 a hybrid
Quad Bayer has a very poor color resolution.Supposedly it has a quad beyer sensor, so it is actually a 48MP sensor, but without that mode enabled apparently. So in theory it could rival the R5 for stills if they wanted it to.
You can't put a camera thru it's paces when you only have beta firmware. The camera was sent out to show off it's hardware features.The click bate reviewers pick out some trivial feature that is lacking and beats it to death in headline reviews to draw viewers to their site. How many independent reviewers would you call “fair & balanced”? Most have an ax to grind one way or another. Of course the Explorers of light are also biased, but at least show you the possibilities while generally playing down any negatives.