« on: August 18, 2011, 09:45:30 AM »
A few weeks ago I had my heart set on a Sony HD-ARX2000E, mainly because the Sony HXR-NX5U was not available where I needed it.
I therefore started wondering about other options which is how I found this site.
Already have a Canon 50D, which while not as amazing as some of the newer options fulfills my basic still photo needs for now.
I also have a full HD Panasonic camcorder but it does not have XLR audio intputs which is a very big problem.
I am willing to spend up to around US$ 5-6,000 on the best camera for video I can get. BUT, always a but isn't there, I would prefer to carry just one tool, not a video camera and a DSLR as I travel a lot.
Therefore my main question is - how do the Canon DSLRs that take video compare to something like the Sonys I mentioned which are pro- and semi-pro?
From this rumour site it seems Canon may be about to launch a new D1 which may, or may not have video function. What are your thoughts?
I should also point out that I have read a lot of threads and watched a lot of videos (including the three-part series that includes 3 Canons), but I am really more confused than ever!
Thank you, and as this is my first post I hope it is in the right place!