On the plus side, Canon seems to have:
- Dealt with their moire problem by eliminating line skipping with the powerful new Digic 5+ processor,
- Upped the ridiculous 12 minute continuous video recording time limit to 29 minutes,
- Included a headphone jack and full manual audio gain control - and the sample videos from Canon look pretty good (here, here and here)...
- It still has a fixed LCD, so you'll need to buy a loupe to shoot outdoors
- It has no EVF (because of the antiquated DSLR mirror box), so you'll need a monitor for high/low/around the corner shooting angles
- And it is not clear to me that it has the ability to autofocus in video mode - although Canon's forthcoming silent autofocus lenses indicate that it will.
I plan to rent this camera for a side-by-side with the $900 Panasonic GH2 as soon as it becomes available. Stay tuned - I'll let you know how it goes!
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