Dear All,

First off hello.

I guess this question will have been asked on a number of occasions, but I have a specific angle to it and that is I am after a good solid video camera and stills camera. It seems that the 550D is a de facto camera for this with much advice around. Also it is now cheaper with the release of the 600D. In addition I could install Magic Lantern and get even better features.

I realise that the 600D has the flip LCD, but there seems to be 150 difference for this, and also magic lantern is not available for the 600D so I am tempted to go for the old and trusted 550D at offer prices.

I guess I am a novice with an ambition to do lots of high quality video for online display, HDR stills and standard stills. I did have a look at the Sony A55, but came back to the 550D due to it greater manual controls.

Thoughts hugely appreciated.

Many thanks,