Long story short, magic lantern is very tempting.
I've been using my family's Nikon D3300 for a while now, they asked me to recommend them a camera for around $600 that won't become obsolete later in life. They just wanted a decent point and click that they could use their old Nikon lenses on so I just watched a whole lot of reviews.
Now I want to get my own camera as I miss having one. Looking at the features of the magic lantern, I'm definitely drawn towards Canon at the moment. Also very interested in the video capture.
Basically I want the best of both worlds and I don't want to pay bucketloads. A DSLR seems to be a good combination of still photo (obviously) and video. It looks like a 700D with magic lantern has everything I want with a few compromises.
No compromises on the still photos which is great.
Shooting video in RAW will be fine for 720p/24fps, but upscaled to 1080p it is more aliased than a regular h.264 1080p/24fps. I would love the ability to be able to produce some simple videos for both my degree and for hobby stuff. Is 1080p really necessary or is 720p RAW upscaled good enough? Or should I just stick with h.264? The reason for wanting the 700D is for the flip out display which would be handy for filming myself, however if the camera is tethered, this may not be necessary.
And are there any recommendations for a body under $1000 that kind of fits these features? Do I have more dollars than sense? Be as brutal as you can, I want to hear it now, not later!