I know that this thread has sat dormant since February but thought that I would ask anyway...
When I was in the HD Camcorder vs Canon T2i or similar DSLR's decision process, the bottom line seemed to be, that with the T2i it would get Hot or very warm when shooting HD video and also you could only shoot short sequences of video.
Because I wanted the ability to shoot everything from a short video to an hour plus video the DSLR's were just not going to cut it for any Lengthy HD Video rendering.
Also the Panasonic TM-700 series and now the 900 Series could shoot HD at 1920 x 1080/60P.
Lets face it the Canon T2i combos were going for around $899.00 and the TM-700 was (when I bought it) $775.00 so $125.00 was not a big deal or jump..so it really came down to which would be the best fit, especially since my primary concern was always Video and not taking Pictures.
It seemed a no brainier at the time and still does today!
None of this seemed to be addressed through this post and the continual pushing of DSLR's for Rick....?
DSLR's DO have their Limitations when it comes to Video...
I would also like to know what the bottom line was for Rick Swan and how it actually turned out for his TM-700 setup.
His last post was...
then when I get everything I'll post some footage!
This thread was like a movie with no ending....LOL!