To me the biggest downside of the old-timey 1080/50,60i is the interlacing. When my Sony CX700E first arrived about 10 years ago I was so excited to be able to shoot at 1080/50p at last. And ever since, 99% of the footage ever shot with that camcorder until this day has been 1080/50p. Call me a non-appreciator of the true cinematic style or whatever but the superiority of 50p or 60p for most of you over 50i, 25p and 24p is always obvious to me at least on computer displays. It also means I have had no need to fiddle with ND filters to make the kind of dynamic subjects I like to shoot the most watchable. This is important. Who wants to juggle ND filters shooting once in a lifetime scenes on holidays or vacations?
Now with the cheapest phones capable of shooting 4K but mostly only at 30p I have seen far worse stuff than I saw when I was still shooting HDV or AVCHD 1080/50i with my various Sony cameras 10+ years ago.
Last edited by P&Struefan; 11-15-2019 at 05:51 AM.