Hi Andy, Sorry about my English, I probably missed your point and ended lost in translation LOL. I agree that having a smaller and lighter camera is a good thing. My point is if you will fly only a smaller and lighter camera, why having a big bird? Why not a smaller and more efficient one. That will keep costs down. On the other hand with an octo you will have the redundancy. So here is up to you if the cost of redundancy worth the higher cost . Does it make sense? Either way it will be a great choice.