Boston based videographer and performer.
It would seem that the best use for an 8K sensor is to produce a 4K image in camera, preferably at full frame size in order to maintain high iso IQ.
The 720p HFR is terrible. I consider it unusable for anything other than low res web videos.
My first thought as well. The end of third part competition.
I think Canon DSLR's are not the best choice for video, but I had been hopeful that Canon would release something small that would be useful in conjunction with my C300's and have the same color science. The EOS-R is the first camera that fit my needs because it fixed the deal breakers I had with the 5D. The 1DX was just too big to make sense.
The problem on getting information on the EOS-R for video is that the camera has either been completely dismissed in reviews or people put together a list like this one that bullet points a couple of tech specs without actually testing for usability or image quality. The EOS-R has some definite downsides like lack of decent HFR, but I think it is actually a viable option if you are interested in Canon for video.
The EOS has a menu option to either choose the traditional speed variable focus by wire or a set ratio focus that mimics a traditional mechanical focus. It is bizarre this was not the way every electronic focus system was programmed from the beginning.
Good. You now realize that No Film School is really not a good place for hands on, practical information on filmmaking.
The problem is that you are basing it on the fact that somebody decided to list a few positives about the EOS-R for video rather than the complaining that you hear from everybody else on the internet. Even your list of negatives contains some confusion. "Insane crop"- compared to what, the GH5? "Worthless R lenses"- the lenses are some of the best reviewed in their class. "No AF in Slow Mo"- what camera has useable AF in slo mo?