T5i vs T6i vs D5300 vs D5200 vs G7

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Hi everyone!

I run a YouTube channel (check it out at [don't advertise]). I have decided to invest in a new camera. It needs to have interchangeable lenses, and be able to shoot 1080p (Full HD) at at least 30 fps (ideally 60 fps). It also needs to have a mic port for an external microphone. I have narrowed it down to the Canon EOS Rebel Series, the Nikon D5x00 series, and the Panasonic G7. If you have any other suggestions for cameras, please include them in your answer. For Canon, the T3(i), T4(i), T5(i), and the T6(i). For Nikon, the D5100, D5200, and the D5300. My budget is $700 at the absolute max, ideally around $450 - $500. Also, I already have a Nikon D90 with two lenses. I would like to be able to utilize these lenses, as they are the only ones I have. If the camera is not Nikon, at least one lens must be included in the price. Thank you all and don't forget to check out my channel!

P.S. if you are chosen as the solution, I can feature you in the video about the camera once I purchase it.
 

kenrivers

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Not a significant difference between the Canon T4i and T5i. If you look at the specs of both it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the two. The T5i did come with a better kit lens than the T4i and the mode dial rotates all the way around. I will look into the others and see that if I can help.

Update (all prices are from B&H Photo):
The Panasonic G7 appears to be out of your price range with it starting at $797.97 with a 14-42mm lens
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) - $499.95
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) - $696.95 (with $200 discount)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens - $749.00 (with $150 discount)
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only) - $649.00

Nikon D5100:http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5100/spec.htm
1,920 x 1,080, 30p/25p/24p, ★ high/normal
1,280 x 720, 30p/25p/24p, ★ high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, ★ high/normal
A frame rate of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) is available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p is available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps

Nikon D5200: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5200/spec.htm
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*, ★ high/normal
1920 x 1080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, ★ high/normal
1280 x 720, 60p/50p, ★ high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, ★ high/normal
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps), 60i, and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p, 50i, and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
*Sensor output is about 60 or 50 fps
Note: A smaller crop is used for movies with a frame size/frame rate of 1920 x 1080 60i or 50i

Nikon D5300: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5300/spec.htm
1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, ★high/normal
1280 x 720; 60p/50p, ★high/normal
640 x 424; 30p/25p, ★high/normal
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps

Canon Refurbished EOS cameras: http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-eos-digital-slr-cameras
Comparisons between the Canon T5i and the T6i:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i-vs-Canon-Rebel-T5i/detailed
http://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/canon/t5i/vs/canon/t6i/
http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-rebel-t5i-vs-t6i-vs-t6s-whats-the-difference/

Comparisons between the Nikon D5200 and Canon T5i:
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-Rebel-T5i-vs-Nikon-D5200
http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-rebel-t5i-vs-nikon-d5200-comparison-which-one-is-worth-to-buy/
http://improvephotography.com/9271/t5id520/

 

xc70sonata

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Is it possible to rank them in order of quality at 1080p?
How many of the cameras have a flip out screen?
 

kenrivers

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The Nikon D5100, 5200, 5300 and Canon T4i and T5i all have flip-out LCD screens. The quality of the video for each at 1080p is not so easy to determine. Even if they all shoot great quality video @ 1080p it comes down to the skill of the person behind the camera. You can look for sample or comparison videos but keep in mind that the quality of the video will depend on the skill of the camera operator and factors such as the quality of the lens, lighting, audio, etc.

Since you already have two Nikon F mount lenses then you may want to go with the D5200 since it uses F mount lenses. That should save you a few dollars.
 

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