I'm still wondering whether or not to get a better video camera (I currently use a Panasonic TM900), or got a Canon DSLR.
If I go with a Canon DSLR, which would you suggest? I'd like to stay with Canon as I have a t1i, and a few lenses. The t4i looks really good (better processor, higher iso settings, longer record times). But does it make sense to invest in something more, like a Mark III, or if I'm doing that, should I just put it all into an actual video camera like Panasonic AG-HMC150?
I do this work on the side from my regular job. I shoot everything from short web commercials, to recitals, to lectures, to chamber music. Just to give you an idea of what I'm doing.
I don't have a huge budget, but I'd rather buy once and buy right. Whatever I get is going on a 0% card for 12 months anyway... :) My top limit that I'd be comfortable with spending is about $4000, if I can spend less and manage with whatever I get until I'm making more money doing this.. I'm fine wiht that as well.
This forum has helped me make my first step into this work a while ago... looking for help now that I'm ready to take the next step. Thanks in advance!