I've been shooting some video lately, and it's a pain because I've been using my wife's SX260, which is 25-500mm equivalent, but has no viewfinder, just the LCD.
So I went looking for a camcorder, what with their long optical zooms and dedicated video functions. First thing I did at B&H was select "electronic viewfinder" under "features".
You know what? Not one of them has more than a 12x zoom lens built in unless it has no viewfinder. Not one, at any price. And the ones that do have an EVF start around $900.
So, I've used an SX50 that I have at work, and it or its replacement is starting to sound like a nice video camera, especially since I do a lot of shooting at airshows and model airplane airshows where the wide focal length range is really helpful.
I think it's really odd that a still camera has a bigger sensor, a far wider optical zoom range, and at half the price compared with camcorders that have EVFs.