I've been shooting a few bits with a Canon XM2 and external microphone but the camera was on loan. The time has come to give it back and now I need to buy soemthing to replace it. Given that a lot of what I'm shooting is talking head/voxpop I thought a DSLR with external mic jack might be the way to go. I have a Canon 450D which I could trade in against a 650D and probably get kitted out for less than £400. I have a good quality external mic and a handful of decent Canon lenses including a 50mm 1.8F prime which is nice and quick.
However, for the same sort of money I could get a Canon XM2 which I know to be a good workhouse, albeit bulkier than the 650D.
Then at the other end of the spectrum, there's the Go Hero2 with external mic jack which offers a lot of options for shooting on the move and stuff. Plus, that kit would run to less than £300.
I'm a bit stuck. Any advice would be great. Here are some things I have shot with the XM2 - I did get paid for some of these but the results aren't what I'd hoped for and with a bit more practice I think I could do much better.
Thanks in advance