I have a $l(Nikon D70) which I’ve taken +30K photos with and a few weeks ago I took a bunch of pictures of the kids hanging Christmas ornaments which for some reason were nearly all corrupt when I went to download them from the flash card. I’m not sure if the issue was the card or the camera but I’ve been wanting a new camera with support for HD video and have been since looking around.
My first thought was to stick with Nikon but since I don’t have a huge investment in lens it’s not a requirement so I’m opening it up to other options. The first two cameras I sought reviews on were the $l(Nikon D3100) and $l(Canon EOS D60). I’m also looking at the $l(Nikon D7000) and $l(Canon EOS 550D).
I know the price range here is pretty wide but I’m really interested in the addition of HD video so a good combination of still and movies is my preference. My shooting will be largely kids and various birthdays/sports/activities over the coming years. I’d also like something that can shoot video of the occasional holiday event in low fairly low light conditions.
Anyone with experience/thoughts on any of these or other cameras I should consider?