Shooting video with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II, 7D and T2i can produce some pretty fantastic results -- as a quick tour around Vimeo, or a viewing of films by Vincent Laforet or Philip Bloom will illustrate.
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Gear is easy to pick when there isn't a budget. With very few exceptions, you just pick the top price point in every category, and you are good to go.
Here are recommendations for the top cameras in various categories: