I will be getting it just for the video-
I own and love already the 450D, the 500D is still better in terms of ISO etc plus has 15MP.
No reason to complain, great job CANON!!!!
Life is an ever changing journey
But, again in their wisdom, Canon missed the point and the boat again. After the 5d2 debacle with its limited video features, the newcomer has nothing new to offer. No manual control over exposure, only 30fps mode - and who on earth would want to shoot 1080p HD video at 20fps?????
Maybe Canon are privy to a worldwide revolution in a new broadcast standard and video display mode that we don't know yet.
I am keeping a close look at Panasonic GH1 and my wallet ready to open when it comes out.
Would I be better off with just a regular little HD video camera then?
The UK uses a 30fps standard so the 20fps was unusable there.
UK, Europe, Australia are on PAL system: 25fps and 50Hz AC.
20 fps is unusable anywhere!
30>25fps is not so easy to convert and doesn't look too good.