BW18: Have a Canon and I love it (5D). Someday when I have the $$ I will get a second body. I am a photographer. It is frustrating to hear that all the camera manufactures are adding video. Perhaps there is a need for some, but give me a break! While reading this article it sounded great until "…it's clear that Canon has had movie shooter in mind." If I want to shoot movies I will use a movie camera! Thoughts anyone?
I think there are always spontaneous, impromptu moments where a short video clip is a wonderful option. You are on a shoot planning for stills, yet you spot a moment worthy of a short video clip. The convenience of pressing a button and capturing that short clip is a nice bonus while using a beautiful still camera.