Within the next decade, photo and video cameras will be able to achieve an identical level of image quality. There will no longer be a distinction, enabling the same equipment used for photography to also be used for video production.
The result of all will be a convergence in the traditional role of ‘photographer’ and ‘video producer’. While the required skills remain different, clients will demand both at the same time, from the same people.
We can already see these trends taking shape in 2017.
High-end photo cameras such as the Canon 1DX Mark II can already take almost as many photographs per second (up to 16) as there are frames per second in video (usually 24). At the same time, it can also record incredible 4K slow-motion video (60 frames per second). Photographers are able to pick virtually any moment in time, and export individual images that can be used for online/small print.