I'm a cinematographer and producer at IGN Entertainment.
"Innovation in digital sensor technology has seemingly moved at a snail's pace over the past few years." -- WHAT?!
I literally stopped reading right there. Ten years ago we were all shooting on XL-2s. Six years ago, the first affordable 4K camera became available to professionals in the form of RED One. One year ago, Phantom gave us 4K RAW at 1000 FPS and Black Magic gave us a 4K RAW S35mm camera with 13 stops of dynamic range for less than $3,000.
Digital sensor technology is advancing faster now than ever before, and being ignorant of that fact makes it extremely difficult for me to take the author's opinion seriously. I can't imagine any working cinematographer publishing such an ignorant statement and attaching their name to it.