Feel free to tell me I'm a chump, but my research has lead me to this camera as it supports an external mic and the image quality looks pretty reasonable (I love Canon optics from my still photography work). This is from checking out Youtube clips shot with the camera.
I was thinking that maybe getting this camera, a decent remote mic setup and a set of lights might be a way to get started in making little promo films without breaking the bank.
Is this ill-advised? Would it give me the capacity to get results like this: