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I assume you are invested in Canon lenses, therefore switching to a GH4, A7s, or Sony NEX would be way more expensive than your target budget (SL1 range). Yes the best video cameras on the market are the A7s and GH4, but these are in the 5D price range not the SL1, especially since you'll re-invest in a new lens system. If you have the budget and serious about filmmaking, certainly go for it.
However back to the original question, a light cheap video camera to use on a steadicam to match the 5D II,
I suggest you look into the Canon EOS M. The camera may not be popular with photographers due to the slow AF, but it's quite good for video. If you don't need the AF and Optical VF of the SL1, the eos m gives you the exact same video quality (which matches the 5D II very well) in a smaller, and far cheaper package. The price is ridicuously low now. It's going for around 200-300 dollars new. And you can use your existing Canon lenses of course. The perfect camera for steadycam work.
The Eos m will give similar video quality to the 5D II therefore if you're fine with the 5D you'll be pleased with it.
But if you're bothered by the moire and aliasing on the 5D II (& eos m) and want a slightly sharper image than the 5D, take a look at Sony A5100 and A6000. Both go for around 600$. But again another lens system and nore expenses, but yes better image quality - no aliasing and slightly more detailed.
If you find the 5D mk II image quality adequate for your needs, I think pairing it with a small eos m as a B cam is the best option. Both make very powerfull video tools.
PS- tip: install Magic Lantern on both cameras. It's a must for video shooters. It takes these cameras to a whole new level adding professional video tools like focus peaking, zebras, waveform monitor, audio meters, intervalometer, and tens of other priceless features. It's extremely safe and stable that I trust using it on paid work.
Another tip: in the picture style controls, choose Neutral and turn the contrast and sharpness all the way down. This is the first thing to do before using a Canon DSLR for video, it gives a much more pleasing image with higher dynamic range. Not doing this and leaving it to Canon's standard settings gives a horriblybover-sharpened and over-contrasty digital-looking image.
For stills, Canon rules, but videographers are leaving Canon in alarming numbers. Some are picking up the low-light king, the Sony A7s which requires an external recorder to record in 4K, and lots more, myself included have gone to the game-changing Panasonic GH4 which records 4K internally. You don't actually need 4K, but if you record in 4K and downsample to 1080p in post, and publish in 1080p, it's orders of magnitude better than shooting 1080p straight up.
Having shot video with 5D2, 5D3 and SL1, the GH4 leaves them gasping for respectability. The only caveat is that the 5D3 will outperform the GH4 at high iso's, but not by as much as you'd expect, especially if you're recording in 4K. It's no exaggeration to describe the GH4 as a game changer. Metabones has just released the Speedbooster MFT adapter for Canon, so you can use your Canon glass on the GH4 if you choose. Personally I went for the Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 and the 35-100 f/2.8
The Sl1 would be great and I've heard this is a pretty decent steady cam