07-04-2014 01:05 PM
Well I've recieved the use of a Panasonic gh3 from a friend (who says he specifically avoided purchasing the Canon becuase of it's history of overheating), so for now my problem is solved.
I most likely will sell this camera 'as is' and hope the next owner has a better use for it and it's limitations than I.
Thank you for those who posted constructive advice. And I hope this thread will be a helpful too for anyone who is researching camera's before purchasing.