If you ever thought about having a solid Digital SLR & Video Camera all in one, you no longer have to worry about that.
Many New Digital SLR Cameras have Video capabilities these days. Many in HD Video. I have a Nikon Digital SLR. The D3100 wt a 18-55mm lens & a 55-200mm lens wt Video Capabilities. I am very happy with it.
I brought a Vertical Shutter Release/Battery Pack for mine. This adds Height & Weight, which add more Stability for hand held shots.
The battery pack gives me the power of adding an extra battery as well. When 1 battery goes out, the other one kicks in.
I can crop photos right in the camera once I take them, turn them to Black & White Photos, Put Duo-Tones on the photos, Control the Color Balance. There are many features to these Digital SLR Cameras today.
You can get them in Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Sony and many other brands.