I'll start by saying that the main primary use for the camera I get will probably be simple local photos for people (prolly not requiring big setups and photo rigs) photo/video event coverage(again not requiring lighting) and personal use/learning. Maybe weddings, which people don't seem to mind flash at, so maybe ill scoop one of those if it ever comes up. Event video coverage will prolly be made into montages like these. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEOm_G58NY8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy40vqsxiWI I've researching has narrowed it down to a few options, but still a lil confused on what to get. I should start by saying that i've only done video editing for the last 2 years, but would like to start getting into the hardware side of things now. My end goal is to snag a Canon 5D Mark III, but since im starting out and still learning, i've narrowed my options for a first camera down to the Canon T4I, 7D, 6D, or Mark II. T4I would obviously just be a great introduction camera. Some nice features for a cheaper entry level, as well as a great 9 point cross AF system from what I hear. 7D is a nice, snappy camera, with a built in flash altho I hear not too reliable. I read the 19 point AF system is really quick and easy as well, but the downside to this would be it's lack of ability to stay clean and not get all grainy with high ISO. 6D seems like a nicer version of a Mark II, and I hear is great except for the AF system which seems to be a pain in low light situations. 5D Mark II just seems like an older, more expensive 6D...is this correct? I've been learning alot about cameras and features over the past few days, but any help with this would be much appreciated. Except for the price, I think the 6D is prolly the best suited for what I wanna do, with the exception of the annoying AF system that seems to be brought up frequently. Am I putting too much emphasis on auto focusing in my search for the right camera?