I have a Sony Z1(E) but it's not something you have by your side all the time to shoot any unexpected/ interesting opportunities on the hoof. I've been looking for a camcorder that suits my budget to support my Z1 so I can take it on trips/ have in the car, etc.
Originally I was going to go with a <span class="fn">Panasonic HDC-SD900 but advice here suggested DSLR is the way to go. I'm looking at the Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i as a possibility (as it shoots 1080p and I can even add an external mic) but it just seems strange to me using a SLR to shoot video. </span>
<span class="fn">Am I being a wimp or do I really get as good footage as from an assigned camcorder? has anyone any experience with the 550D? Did anyone else have to overcome this cultral view?</span>
<span class="fn">Be really grateful for feedback.</span>