We don't need stills cameras when video screen grabs are so good!

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So, I know this is going to be a rather controversial opinion, but it's hard to deny that some cinema cameras are fitted with extremely high megapixel sensors that in theory take faster photos than any stills camera market can today – we don't call it frames per second for nothing!

I've had this thought for a while now, and I'm wondering why we are still shooting with stills cameras when video and screen grabs from the videos are so good? Think of it this way; if I were to tell you that there are cameras that have between 24 and 80 megapixel sensors and can take images up to 240 frames per second, you would want to know where to get one. They are called cinema cameras!

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.