My apologies if this exact question has been asked, but all I've seen are piecemeal discussions of one camera or another, but never as a comparison the way my situation exists. I want to take videos, just small videos of family, achievements of my son, etc, but videos no less. I currently have a t5i and I've been happy with the stills, but I haven't had much chance to experiment with its video capabilities. I know some lenses create a very loud sound that distracts from the video, especially for quieter videos like baby coos, etc. What I have researched are two options: Canon VIXIA HF G10 (refurbished) and Canon HF R400. My question: Should I stick with the t5i and put my money into lenses that are quiet and not buy a dedicated camcorder or should I invest in one of the dedicated camcorders? If so, which one? I realize they are pretty different beasts, but perhaps the r400 really is a great camcorder that does fantastic video quality. I'm not doing music videos or anything professional, but I want good looking videos. I don't want low quality and I don't want to have to buy another camcorder next year. I'd love to watch these on my big screen in the living room and now feel like the cheap camcorder didn't serve its purpose. Maybe only $2000 cameras are capable of this. I'm not sure, hence why I am here. Another point, yes, I know there are newer versions of the HF G series, but I don't have the money for those, thus the refurbished consideration of the G10. If I've left out something that needs to be considered, just let me know. Thanks for any and all advice!