I'm urgently in the market for new video equipment. Working on a documentary shoot, and I need to decide from a few options. The documentary will include interior shooting, natural daylight shooting, and occasionally night shooting. I've worked with Sony before, and their auto features have been super helpful, but the camera I've been using has no audio input, and thus, the audio has been professionally unusable.
Unfortunately, as I'm on a time crunch and need to buy equipment ASAP, I'm limited as to what my local stores have. I'm torn between theSony cx550v, the Canon S20, and the curveball the DSLR Canon 60d. I want the best possible quality video/audio, (I keep hearing about the Canon 5d MarkII), but I don't have much experience with DSLR. Also, I really prefer swivel screens for what I'm doing, which makes the 5d/7d sadly out of the question.
Anyone have any advice? Or recommend prosumer camcorder vs. dslr? or know any other dslrs with swivel screens?