By "Imax Quality" apparently they mean "Sony Venice"
That would be a good point Ameer, except that there are loads of hybrid cameras on the market without an overheating issue. You don't need to buy a video only camera to shoot more than 20 minutes.
Years ago I owned a Sony Nex5n - which had an overheating problem. It made it feel like a crippled camera. I could never fully trust it. My next camera was a GH2. That thing was solid as a rock. Such a better experience.
Over the years I've owned many cameras - and the thing that trumps everything is reliability. They all produce pretty pictures... but I hate the feeling of not trusting a camera to simply work.
I hope people find reliable shooting modes in this cam to make it enjoyable.
Not going to get it to replace my current XL, but would purchase for a second body. The support mount seems largely useless however since I put a cage on my P4k.
Sharper images at wide apertures is the major draw here. I have noticed some softness wide open.
I wish GoPro would read this. Their sales are down because most people don't need a new GoPro. If you own the 4 or 5 yo don't need the 6. They are simply not changing enough. Rinse and repeat with he same old product. They need a major refresh. If they came out with a GoPro with a larger sensor - they could crush it. Ideally an Aps-C crash cam. Maybe rolling shutter would be an issue blah blah blah - but who cares. It I could get a tiny cam that could match with other sources I'd pay more for it than $499. They need to innovate. Everyone wants "cinema" cams. GoPro is in a position to pivot. They should.
Lensrentals membership plan takes the edge of the shipping cost pain and usually pays for itself with two jobs.