Beginner/Mid level DSLRs with Canon video features?

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p-mcdonald
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Beginner/Mid level DSLRs with Canon video features?
Apr 21, 2011

I've got about $750 AUD (roughly equal to USD atm) to spend on a camera body. I'd use it for street, night, travel and landscape stills, and shoot the odd video short and music clip on it. I've pretty much settled on the Canon 550D/T2i/Kiss4 because of the control over shutter and ISO when shooting video. Let's face it though - the IQ of the Canon sensor is becoming outclassed by its competitors.

Before I commit to the 550D can anyone recommend any other cameras around this price range that would allow manual shutter and ISO control in video mode? The Sony A580 and Nikon D5100 are very attractive options, but I understand they only allow aperture control and set the other two automatically (not cool for the type of shooting I'd like to do). Am I missing any other obvious contenders in that range? Cheers!

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