I think they will be pretty far apart, but it seems to me that AMD has become content with grabbing the entry-level market. I'm not sure if they have accepted being the little man in the fight and take what they can get or if they have a bigger plan. Also this is the Polaris set of cards. They still have Vega and Navi which may be in the enthusiast/professional level of price and performance. I do think the 480 will find a home in my next build though. It's really hard to argue with the price.
I have a T2i and have wanted to upgrade, but it just does so well that there isn't enough reason for me to upgrade. The T2i definitely has a certain style and look (IMHO). I have been able to have one of my shorts screened right next to a short shot a Red Epic, in a theater mind you, and the audience doesn't know the difference.
If you know any camera well enough, you can make it work for you in any situation. I also feel like the T2i/550D has become kind of like the Super 8mm camera of the HD generation.
Learn from it, hate talking about it (At least for a few years, lol), and make another one. You will never get the first one right, or the second, or the third. At least they won't seem perfect or right to you.
Don't take this as a never try thing, but as a strive to make that film that just feels right and satisfies your within.
Oh and always look for feedback from everyone, even those who aren't filmmakers. Good luck and keep filmming.
Having used the T2i for 5 years almost now. I am with David. Your getting a somewhat soft image due to the way the processor takes a 20MP image and make is a 2 Mega Pixel Image (1920x1080) There is some line skipping and approximation that lead to this kind of soft image. If you shoot with true 1080 sensor or closer to 1080 like the C100 or A7s you will notice a huge difference.
I have noticed for me that a high quality lens does go a long way to improving sharpness. My opinion is glass lasts longer than the actual camera body. There a new cameras every year, just buy one when your's no longer fits your needs.
Just my two cents here, but going off of specs. The AF100 from Panasonic might be a good item to look into. It is a bit different than the FS100 in:
Micro 4/3 mount (crop can be an issue, but is a versatile mount)
3200 Max ISO
Built in ND filter wheel
Viewfinder and screen
Highlight Roll-Off can be an issue (from the tests i have seen not my experience)
There are more differences than what I have listed. I myself am looking into an AF100 because of price mainly (around $1,200-$1,400 on Ebay). The AF100 seems like more of a run-n-gun camera as well but you will suffer on the low light aspect in comparison to the FS100. Just my thoughts and an idea if you want another option.
1.) Canon T2i
2.)Weddings, Documentaries, Products, etc.
-Non-professional audio inputs
-Needs a good rig for should/hand held
-Non Edit friendly codec with lower bit rate
-Low Dynamic Range (for the average standards today)
-Soft Image due to large megapixel image being down rez'd
- Short battery life
Despite the short comings of this early DSLR it does give a lovely image for the types of projects I work on Although, having worked with professional level camcorders does make me long for something along the lines of a AF100, FS7, or C100 MKII.