06-12-2013 03:58 PM
indeed, the second was created by Canon Australia with proper lighting and shot by professionals with a wide range of lenses. It is a demo to show the capabilities of the camera. Your results will probably vary considerably. In addition to mastery of the camera, there was undoubtedly considerable post processing of the clips. Those people absolutely know what they are doing. That's something we strive for.
I have a saying: the most important element is the person behind the camera, next important is the lens, and last is the camera body itself. If you check out Zacuto.com, you will see videocamera "shootouts" where they compare various video cameras. But note also that the camera manufacturer had to approve the camera operator and DP for each camera.
I don't think it's fair to compare camera capabilities based on an upload to YouTube, as there are so many variables---but it's fun to do.
check out this comprehensive review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i/
06-12-2013 05:07 PM
06-16-2013 03:50 PM
Another consideration is the 650D!
It's the same as the 700D (for all intents and purposes), is still available at most places, and is quite a bit less right now because the 700D is still new.
06-16-2013 03:53 PM
mbrand noted a shader for the LCD.
I checked that product because I agree that shooting in the sun may be a problem with the screen extended. I would be concerned somewhat about the weight of the shade. From the photos I've seen posted, it seems that it might be a little heavy for the fold out screen. Has anyone used that particular product?