I have never been into photography other than snapping ~1000 crappy "memory" photos each year on vacation with a Canon ELPH P&S. I had my first child 8 weeks ago and I have been looking at DSLRs and Camcorders. I know that similar questions have been asked, but I am looking for an "all-around" device. In my Amazon cart, currently, I have the Rebel T4i with the 18-135mm STM kit lens (I read this lens is optically better than the previous 18-135mm lens, even though the cynical side of be believes its the same lens with a DC stepper motor). I also added the 40mm STM prime lens as it has gotten decent reviews for the price. Also, on Amazon the 55-250mm is under $100 with the purchase of the T4i, and I read this is an OK telephoto for the price. I will be using this camera for vacations, pictures of my son/family, and video of my son as he is growing up. I will NOT be using this camera in any professional environment, or have the need to blow my pictures up to the size of a room. What I do want: -To be able to print out high quality 8x10 photos of my son. I am hoping I can "go amateur" and with the 40mm prime and take his quarterly professional pictures at home for free. -To make videos of my son growing up and playing. I have read that the T4i has decent AF (like I said...these are casual family videos). I am trying to save the $300-500 and not buy a camcorder with this purchase. I guess my big concern here is the AF and also the built in stereo microphone (which I would be using). None of my videos will be long, always just short bursts to capture memories. I can get this entire package with 2 extra batteries, 16g memory card, and the Amazon DSLR backpack for under $1200. Does this sound like a good purchase? I am not too worried about the stills (other than the prime lense still quality for 8X10s hanging in my house), but I am worried about how happy I will be with the video quality.