Triple Threat wrote:I plan on shooting my daughter & wife, cars, motorcycles, nature and would take videos as well. I loved to get into shooting things like the Golden Gate Bridge etc.
Wife/daughter doing what, exactly? Assuming all of the cameras on your short list are used appropriately, I seriously doubt you'd be able to tell a difference between static (posed) portrait shots taken on any/all of them, for example. (A similar point could be made with regard to shots of the Golden Gate bridge.)
Similarly, cars/motorcycles in a show or on a race track?
And "nature" could be anything from a bird in flight to a waterfall, either of which has different requirements.
Having said that, I would rule out the 5DII because the video implementation is not as current as the others.
Having said that, almost everyone would be better off shooting video on a dedicated video camera.
Having said that, I think you'd be best served by learning to use the manual mode on your FZ35. And then, when you know exactly which types of photographs are bumping up against the limits of the camera, buy something that's well suited to those types of photographs.
P.S. For the record, I currently shoot both stills and video on an Olympus E-PL5 and Panasonic GH1 and GH2 and Canon T4i (650D) and 70D.