gjl711 wrote in post #17105282
I was firmly in the "stop griping about video, it comes free" camp but based on the last few Canon releases, I migh be changing my mind. Though true, video is a sunk cost and adding it does not change the base cost of the camera, what it seems to have done is changes Canon's focus. They seem to be putting in little effort in improving the camera from a still shooters point of view and concentrating on the video. So though video does not add to the cost, it does change their focus. Hopefully the new 7D will see significant improvements for us still shooters.
I'm not really sure I agree with this statement.
The last 5 DSLR cameras released by canon were the T5, 70D, t5i, SL1, and 6D. Of those, only the 70D had any noticeable video upgrades, the "Dual Pixel AF". However, I could easily argue, this technology is an incredible upgrade to live view AF FOR STILLS, and happens to result in better AF for video as well. It's all about your paradigm.
As for the STM lenses, they're the inexpensive lens lines, so I really don't see why that's a change in focus. They're just making general purpose lens, more general purpose.
I'll agree I'd like to see sensor improvements, over and above the ISO noise bumps they've regularly given us for years.