Just opening this one up for general discussion really. No doubt most of you have heard about the new Canon EOS 5D MkII which comprises a massive 21 megapixel camera AND full HD video recording capability - price approx £2300.
Well, my question is this - a local (much wealthier than me) photographer has just informed me he is going to buy one to start offering video capability to his clients. An example would be; he does sports photography at the weekend for a local paper but now he is going to expand into taking short video clips of players to put on his own phootgraphy site with the possibility of people buying them.
What I want to know is, do people think this is blatant stepping on the local videographer's (mine) toes or is this quite acceptable competition and merging of mediums in the market place?
I'm having a meeting next week to discuss the photographer's proposals but fearful he may actually start stealing some of my market share, can anyone suggest any ammunition (not literal of course) I could take with me to the meeting to show him that his plan is unworkable and that a SLR camera can never compete with a 'proper' HD video camera?