What wrong with stills style cameras for video? . My camera history is not quite as long as some of the esteemed people who read Red Shark, and I have never been lucky enough to use something like a Venice or Alexa on a job. Image: Wooden CameraThe ergonomics argumentWhen the Canon 5D Mk II came onto the scene, users put up with the ergonomics because there was no other affordable video camera that had a big chip inside it with the sort of sensitivity the 5D offered.
If you were talking about the lack of built in ND filters, smooth iris control etc, then yes, I would agree with you about such limitations. It simply is not practical to expect all cameras to have ENG style shoulder balance. Originally one of the main criticisms made of hybrid cameras was the need for off-camera sound….