Video killed the stills shooting star

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lattesweden
lattesweden Veteran Member • Posts: 4,921
Video killed the stills shooting star
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Sony has a long tradition in video cameras. Longer than with stills cameras.

The whole free standing camera business has been moving in the video direction for quite some time now, and Sony has been one of the leaders in the stills/video convergence and the video/vlog direction.

I have long felt that there is a risk/possibility (depending on which side you are on) that future free standing cameras will be video first cameras with stills shooting as a bi-product, basically frame grabbing from the video.

The A7IV is a good example how much care the video functions got in that update. And it is not just Sony that drives it in this direction, all other manufacturers are also doing it. Even Fujis small medium format bodys gets more video attention for every release.

Not a development I personally as a 99,5% stills shooter wants to see but it seems we are moving in this direction anyhow.

How do you feel about this? Do you shot much video? Of what in such a case?

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/Anders
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