The YouTube tax

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RDKirk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,549
Re: The YouTube tax

pokesfan wrote:

I’m pretty excited about the R5. But I’m one of these people that doesn’t shoot video at all. I could care less if a camera has 1k, 4k, 8k or 16k. I’ll just never use it.

so here’s the question. How much would this camera cost without video features? $1,000 less?

Anyways it’s a good thought experiment.

Practically no difference.

Video is built into any system that has live view; the 40D, which had live view but not video, could be hacked to record video.

Increasing resolution, enlarging the buffer, increasing continuous shooting speed, and all such performance enhancements are part of the same package that provides enhanced video.

If they ran a separate line just to turn off video capability for the limited percentage that doesn't want it, that camera is likely to be more expensive.

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