How about the new Canon 500D? I'm not sure what's called in the US. It's an affordable DSLR with excellent video equipped. The benefits of DSLR with video is that you can change to the brighter lenses in the long term. Quite an investment, but worth trial.
So I've been looking at DSLRs lately and I'm not sure if I want to get one that shoots HD video OR a cheaper one that doesn't and also get a camcorder. I am an artist and I am going to be using both to mostly shoot my work. I need manual controls, really nice results, and low light quality is important but I would also be using it on vacation etc... So what do you guys think? I have been really looking at the Canon T1i, but I'm not sure. It sort of seems like its either the T1i or something a little older (D70?) and a Canon Vixia. However, I am a young artist so money is most definitely an issue, but I want to be getting something that will be serving me well for years to come.
Any opinions? Thanks in advance