Originally Posted by NY_Dan
I've examined videos specifically looking for individual frames that would make a great still, and what I notice is that the strength of individual frames are significantly weaker than the product of a still shooter. The video on the surface looks great -- but it is the transition from frame to frame that makes this so. The approach is not equivalent. I put it to the OP, show me the money (shots)
This is everything to do with the technology and the quality of single frames pulled from video, but if that quality was indistinguishable from a stills camera how would you know how it was shot.