I had been a photo enthusiast in 80s but lost touch. I used and still have a Canon FT with three lenses - a 50 mm F 1.4, a 28 mm F 2.5 and a telephoto 135 mm F 2.8. Now I wish to restart with a interchangeable lens camera - a DSLR or a mirror less option. I have some preferences - an aperture priority is a must (I find that most of the Nikon mid-range do not have aperture priority especially in live view) as it allows for greater control of depth of field especially for portraits.
Having advanced in years (I am nearing 60 now) and eye sight is getting to be some problem, I feel good live view is also essential but I do not wish to give up on a good viewfinder. I also see shutter speed now going up to 1/8000, that would be good but 1/4000 is the least I can expect.
My budget is limited - to begin with in the range of $1000 to $1500.
My shortlist as of now consists of Canon 60D, 70D, 7D. I have toyed with the idea of Nikon D5200/5300, D7000/7100. But considering lack of aperture priority especially in live view, I am now veering around to canon system.
I would like to also have at least two lenses - a F1.8/1.4 and a telephoto or a modest zoom in that budget. What are the recommendations and how good are the kit lenses. Low level light, low image noise is also important- PD