I am looking into upgrading to an Hd camera and can't decide which camera to get? They are both around the same price refurbished (Vixia:$500 t2i:$560). I would be using it for skate video and just youtube videos and progressing in videography. I use Final Cut Express so does anyone know which one would be better?
For a skate video I would use the Vixia.
The problem with the T2i and many other dslr's is the rolling shutter. In cases of moving subjects, or handheld use- the images come out with "jellied edges." The edges of subjects appear to move, appear blurry or fragmented, because of the inability to capture them properly.
Any camera not sporting a 1080/60 setting wont have the necessary specs to capture the images of moving skaters that I believe you are looking for.
Vibration is an equally damning problem for the cmos unfortunately as seen here
Even dslrs like nikon's d700 have similar issues
Some degree of this problem can be corrected with post processing, but these programs have their limitations.
I own a vixia, and if you care to you can see it at work in my video here:
(the handheld portions, not the jet ski portions, those were shot with a vehicle mounted Drift hd 170.