Seeking Digital SLR Recommendations

Tyla and I are in the market for a digital SLR. Right now my sights are set on the Canon T2i from reading a bazillion reviews and spending a weekend playing with one. However, I know a few of you out there are in the Nikon camp. Here are the search parameters:

  • 1080p30 and 720p60 video with remote microphone option
  • Body-only price in the $700-800 range
  • Prefer SD cards

You can see that the requirements list is pretty vague. A lot of other stuff that I’m looking for like RAW files is pretty much a standard with any DSLR. What do you use? Should I check out a different camera? What other features should I be filtering on? If you like this camera, do you have any lens recommendations?

I’ve owned a film SLR in the past so I’m not a complete n00b, but I’d like to pick up a book or two. Any recommendations? (It was a Minolta 500si and I sold it so I’m not tied into a manufacturer yet.)