I was wondering if you all could recommend me a camera that's good at video and photo. I used to own a Panasonic LX5 but I gave it to my brother cause he needed a camera. So I'm looking to upgrade to a more advanced camera. My budget is $2000 max for the body.
Here are the cameras on my shortlist:
Pros: good video, lens selection, clean HDMI out, body construction, headphone jack
Cons: EVF concerns, moiré in video
Pros: good video, peaking, lens selection, EVF better than GH3's based on reviews
Cons: plastic body, hard and plasticky eyecup, no clean HDMI out, no headphone jack
Pros: cheap, Magic Lantern capabilities, lens selection
Cons, non-100% VF, moiré in video, 70D is coming, no clean HDMI out, no AF microadjustment
Pros: innovative sensor for video, Wi-Fi, weathersealing, lens selection, future Magic Lantern capabilities, AF microadjustment
Cons: unknown image and video quality, non-100% VF,
Pros: excellent image quality, 100% VF, headphone jack, build quality
Cons: lack of aperture control in LV, low buffer
Pros: excellent image quality, Wi-Fi and GPS, lens selection, future Magic Lantern capabilities
Cons: moiré in video, non-100% VF, no built-in flash, no headphone jack
What I need most is image quality because I'd like to improve my photographic skills. I'm also interested in video.
I'm leaning toward Canon at the moment because I like the way they feel in my hand, its 2 wheel interface, Magic Lantern capabilities are interesting. But I'm open to other brands as well.
What do you all think?
Many thanks in advance!