The T2i isn't bad. A lot cheaper than a 5D, and it can still take some great video with the right lenses, lighting, etc. I have an HVX with a micro 35 kit, but I've seen stuff shot with the T2i that looks just as good even when projected at 1080p on a large screen (that was without any color correcting or post manipulation either). The T2i can do slow motion (60fps) at 720p too just like the HVX. Of course, the HVX wins in the sound department, but you can just record audio separately with the T2i.