My little pocket Canon is great for a lot of stuff, but I need a better camera for high resolution still shots and video. A friend of mine at work recommended the Nikon 3200 as an entry level digital SLR. However, in reading the reviews it seems it does well for still shots in comparison to others in its price range but not as well on video. I'm not familiar with the latest camera technology so I thought I'd come to the Foo forum for some suggestions.
The main thing I'd like to have is high quality video, but with good capabilities for still shots. Most of the still shots would be at family gatherings or taking random pics while on vacation, the latter being mostly outdoors nature type stuff. As far as the video goes, that would be for documenting my equestrian stuff. I'd either have someone taking video of my lessons or me competing at shows. The trick with taking video at the shows is that I'm jumping at a good pace, so the person taking the video would need to be able to refocus quickly depending on where I am in the ring. If I'm doing cross-country jumping, that's a whole other story. There, I might be in front of the camera one second and the next I'm a 200 yards away over a different obstacle.
I haven't thought too much about budget mainly because I don't know what the tradeoffs are at different price points. Although I'm probably hoping to however around $1k.
What suggestions would folks have on what cameras to look at?