Originally Posted by BrendonReimer
I currently have a Canon t2i and love it! However I also use a rode mic with a tascam to record audio serperatly. So theres a lot of editing involved when it comes to syncing audio. My day job is editing, so needless editing starts to get painful. Plus the main thing I do is make videos with friends, and with the t2i needing a bit more experience, I'm pretty much the only one ever using it.
Are there any HD cameras out there with xlr inputs and affordable price that top the t2i?
XLR inputs are generally found in high end expensive cameras. I know the T2i's automatic gain control for audio can make it worthless for serious audio recording. However, if you do the magic lantern hack you can turn off that crappy Automatic Gain Control and record good manual audio with audio levels/meters. It's made my T2i world's better for audio recording in camera. Not to mention you get zebras for exposure, a video historgram, waveform monitor, focus peaking, a zoom focus feature, crop marks for 2.35:1 recording, false color, HDR video mode, exposure override (so you can select 1/24th), frame rates as low as 4fps, kelvin white balance + white balance shift, on camera ISO/Aperture/Focal length (including the APS-C converted 1.6x focal length) and more. Awesome professional features found only in pro high end cameras.