re: Digital Camera Vs. Camcorder
Yes, you're almost always better off shooting video with a dedicated video camera. In this particular case, I would probably recommend something from either the Canon VIXIA or Sony Handycam lines. And keep in mind that I say this as someone who's been shooting video on hybrid photo/video cameras since the GH1 came out (and who currently shoots video on a GH2 and T4i).