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Hi mlewy – I have to respectfully disagree with my friend, mcrockett. You should avoid a moire-prone 1080p Canon 70D because it has no headphone jack, no focus peaking plus, like all DSLRs, it has an optical viewfinder that goes blank when you're shooting video.
Instead, I recommend you consider a camera with 4 times the HD resolution of your T2i – with a high quality lens (and/or an inexpensive adapter that will allow you to use your Canon lenses) – all for less than $2000.
Two cameras in your price range meet these criteria.
The number one camera I would recommend is the Panasonic GH4. This camera shoots 4K video for hours continuously (like a camcorder), has an electronic viewfinder that keep working while you're recording video (again, like a camcorder), is almost moire-free (especially in 4K) and its 1080/96fps slow motion is a great creative tool. It is less than $1700 for a camera body plus a small accessory kit that includes an SD card and camera bag.