There is a lot of talk focused around the Canon EOS R system for photography, but what about its video capabilities? It might be better than we think.
I'll come out and say that I tend to highly value a few things that you cannot see on a stat sheet. Ease of use, ergonomics, color science, real-world battery life, and file accessibility are just a few. For example, I am the type of shooter that can live with a few less megapixels if I can operate the camera for an entire day without changing the battery. People continually get caught up focusing on what a camera doesn't have and never pay attention to the features it might have that others do not. Examples of this recently are the infamous dual card slots, internal stabilization, or cropped 4K recording, which are causing people to completely overlook the possibilities of these new systems.
Caleb Pike sits down and talks about why the Canon EOS R isn't nearly as bad as headlines are exclaiming. The biggest takeaway is to try to look past what the system lacks to see the bigger picture (pun intended). If you compare the 4K recording aspects of the Canon EOS R, it rivals or even exceeds the Panasonic GH5s. Having a fully articulating screen is a big deal, even for people who don't vlog. I used to film concerts on a Canon T3i, and having an adjustable screen was more valuable than nearly any other stat I could desire. Add on the fact that the Canon EOS R is also an entirely capable camera for shooting photosm, and you have a really decent system all in one camera.
No matter what new camera gets released, there will always be something missing; no perfect camera exists. Remember to take a step back and look at what a camera might do well instead of getting so caught up in what it might be lacking. At the end of the day, it may not be a camera that suits your needs, but at least we have more options than ever, and to me, that's a win for everyone.