You are right.....your dream camera does not exist.
Only the Olympus D-330 has a live-view LCD.
I don't know of any DSLR camera with a movie mode.
With a reflex camera (looking through the lens), it would be very expensive to add video mode.
There are several self-cleaning DSLR cameras.
I don't believe I have ever heard of white balance bracketing.
If the camera has RAW, you have total control over white balance after the picture is taken.
So I want to upgrade to my first digital SLR, and it's getting discouraging. I have an active toddler and the shutter lag with the old Sony CyberShot means that we have lots of photos of him running away. I also want to be able to do good travel photography, too, like I used to with my old Nikon SLRs.
What I want is a camera under $1,000 with:
1) great photo quality (don't need higher than 8mp, or even 6mp)
3) no shutter lag
4) removable lenses
5) "Live View" like the Olympus Evolt E-330, lets you frame images using the LCD screen
Not deal-breakers, but I'd also like:
6) movie capability
white balance and exposure bracketing
Can someone tell me if this camera exists, and if so, where can I find it? Many thanks!!!