I think most people on this site (which a couple notable exceptions) are pretty tolerant, and even interested, in differing uses of photographic technology. But I've never quite understood the excitement, reflected by Mike Reichmann, most prominently, for the DSLR-form convergence cameras that both shoot stills and video. It seems to me that this forum's primary appeal is to artists, largely still photographers, but there may be a few videographers sneaking into the group, because the two forms have an undeniable relationship. But the thing is, if you're going to make good high-quality videos, it seems to me that you should work with good high-quality equipment made specifically for video -- the requirements are quite different, as Mark points out.
A video or still camera of any price doesn't have a lot to do with creativity or producing something of interest. Some cameras can hold you back, some can allow you to do more than before, but if you follow the commercial entertainment and advertising world, there is work being produced every day where small cameras are either complimenting or the main device used for big screen and small screen display and the work is very compelling.
For these quotes of 99% of _______ is crap, is judgemental, but given that is anyone's right, there is very little art in any medium that is truly ground breaking.
Like it or not, there is a merging of genres and media and equipment is going to reflect this.
If anyone thinks that Sony, Nikon or Canon is going to make a simple film camera with a digital sensor that only works at low iso, only shoots one medium, only is made for the walk through the woods photographer, then your reading the tea leaves different than I.
In fact those cameras have been made and are available a great prices. Buy a contax a p21 phase back and your as close to analog digital as possible. Your also limited in what you can produce, but you can manually focuses to your hearts content and never worry about too many buttons.
The world is not going backwards. Ford is not going to make a 65 mustang, print publishing is not going to double, NBC is not going to outpace netflix and flip phones are not going to make a comeback.
Even simple cameras are going to be marketed in videos on youtube, vimeo and corporate sites.
Now in the world of macro marketing, there will be a slight tip of the hat to the traditionalists (see nikon fm digital) but don't think for a moment it's going to outsell even a Nokia phone, because it won't.
We're just seeing the beginning of imaging machines that can do more than we ever thought possible. If you took the best of every camera out there, large sensors, high still resolution, pixel binning raw video, 5 axis stabilization, wireless microphones, wireless tethering, direct access to 4g and lte, and smaller, motorized sliders and support, faster less expensive lens sets, low power draw led lights, then you'll have a glimpse of what's coming, but yes you'll have to learn more than one shutter button and an f stop ring.
In regards to the requirements of a still and motion camera being different, well in todays world those changes can be made in software, in fact today they are made in software.