In 4 weeks time our first baby arrives!!! I currently have the Canon EOS 450D with a 17-85 lense however want a camera that shoots HD video as well to capture our babies first years.
I've been looking to upgrade to the 600D but my only reservation is the lack of auto focus in video mode. I want to ensure shooting video is easy enough for my wife to be able to do. I've just visited a few specialist camera shops for their opinion and I'm down to a couple of choices:
1) Upgrade to the 600d, keep my 17-85 lense and possibly buy a 50 f1.8 lense for better baby portrait shots. With this option I'm stuck using manual focus video which is harder for my wife.
2) Look at Sonys A55 or even better the new A57. Financially this would likely lead to a downgraded lense but allow for easier operation for my wife and easier video for me.
3) Keep the 450d and buy a cheap HD video camersa - though i'd much prefer to have both functions in 1.
Interested in your thoughts... FYI I'm one of those amateur photographers whose scared to come out of P mode that likes to look professional with a DSLR though I probably don't need one
Thanks again for your guidance!