My budget is about $3500+tax tops. I was eyeballing a used Canon HX A1 for $2000 but then the Mark3 came out and seeing the test footage, it's pretty amazing and I already have a series of lenses. What I like about the DSLR workflow is that as soon as I come home, I can drag and drop files and I am good to go. None of this real time stuff. BUT I do like the back up of TAPE even though I have a RAID1 set up. I have been making mainly short videos. I edit on both PC and Mac, both in Premiere. Here are a few pieces of work to help weigh in on the choice: https://vimeo.com/37150777 https://vimeo.com/31452057 https://vimeo.com/22330605 Not going to lie, I am referenced to Canon since they have never failed me despite my abuse.