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DorianFwhile it may work to learn with, you will feel constrained very quickly as you do not have the ability to change lenses.
Don't give advice if you know jack shit.
geibThank you and i figured out that it films just like a t4i and i know that that is a nice camera
p.hawksCheck out magic lantern. It's been a while since I've used it, but last summer I remember there were some impressive developments in terms of RAW video.
CheddarJackThe main difference between the M and the Rebel series is that it's convenient. It's small and can fit in your pocket with the pancake 22mm lens, has a touch screen (which is on the T4i and above), and has limited settings. It's a great camera to carry around without the bulk of a DSLR. It's basically a point and shoot on steroids.
But it also has its inconveniences: it requires an adapter for EF lenses (there are only 2 ef-m lenses - the 22mm and the 18-55mm), it doesn't have a flip out screen (super helpful for video), no viewfinder (bad for photography and kills your battery), no flash, and has a weaker battery with no option of an external battery pack.
So you gotta ask yourself, how important are those conveniences? It seems like if you're just gunna be using it for filming and with a stabilizer and mic, the the added bulk of a DSLR won't be an issue. In fact, the added weight will help with stabilization. In that case, if you go with Canon, get a T3i. You can find them used for a similar price.
However, if you don't plan on taking many photos, I'd look into a GH2 or a camcorder.