I don't want video and I don't want to pay for it

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Andreas Stuebs Contributing Member • Posts: 927
I don't want video and I don't want to pay for it
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The announcement of the video features of the soon to be released Canon R5 has shown that incorporating video functions into a digital camera is not an afterthought but a major serious design consideration. Designing, testing and getting ready for production of these features in a camera adds considerable upfront costs to a camera. The sheer computational power required uses energy and creates heat which needs to be dealt with. I have no inkling how much these features add to the final retail costs of the camera, but I would assume it is not negligible. This is where my gripes come in. I am not interested in video. I am a stills photographer mainly interested in landscape, architectural and a bit street photography. Adding video features to cameras adds cost, its a bit like having to buy “go faster stripes and fancy alloy wheels” on a car which I have to purchase, which I do not want and which I have to pay for.

But, if a camera maker offers only half baked video features the camera is downgrade in reviews – as if anybody would downgrade an Arri just because it is not a decent stills camera.

It’s horses for courses, as they say. If I want to upgrade my camera, I want decent stills capabilities at a decent price. I do not want to have to pay for video features I do not want or ever going to use. The R5 may be a super camera – nobody can tell at the moment as it hasn’t been release at the moment – but it definitely is not for me.

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