Are there Steadycams for 35mm-like cameras?
Do you mean 35mm style DSLR cameras?
There are little Steadicams that work with cameras of that size and weight but...
Auto focus is a poor choice for Steadicam as it will focus on the wrong subject and hunt for focus during the shot. This doesn't much matter on little videocams as they have enough depth of focus to keep everything in focus. A 50mm lens on a FF DSLR might have 1 inch or less depth of focus when wide open! Focusing in this case requires a human to continually set the lens to the subject distance. To keep a Steadicam shot smooth, the camera/lens cannot be touched and this needs to be done by remote control.
I think it takes a specialize movie camera to make movies in general. But for photojournalists, a combo camera makes a lot of sense if the news is delivered over the internet and there may be strong demand for video as well as still photographs.
And with digital picture frames, maybe there will be demand for landscapes that change with the time of day or the year. Though I'm just trying to imagine a 21st century Ansel Adams camping out for all four seasons taking one shot of Yosemite:)
As I think about the reactions to Michael's article, I think I hear some concern that still photography will become kind of an old time craft, and that there is some fear that still photographers will have to learn to make motion pictures. This might be true for the news guys, but I kind of doubt it for landscape photographers.
I think a still photograph can be worth at least a thousand words, and a million frames of a movie.
Sorry, I don't know why a went off on this tangent.