I shoot video (mostly as a hobby) much more than I shoot photos (only as a hobby), and I replaced my 5D Mark III, which I used for both and which is still pretty good for video, with a video-specific camera with a smaller crop chip. The 5D is my favorite camera I've owned, but I don't use it much. The pixel count does nicely correlate with 11X17 at 300DPI, which is why I'm hesitant to downgrade to an 18MP chip. How bad are the viewfinder and AF on the SL1? A smaller camera would be really cool for me, but I like a good optical finder. The 7D has a great one but the t2i's was just ok and the old Rebel XT has too bad an optical finder for me. I can't stand EVFs or LCDs. Autofocus matters much less, but it's so great on the 5D. I'll also miss the 50mm f1.8. A gem with no APS-C counterpart.