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Cinematographer David Kong has a nice take on the subject of picking cameras and good shooting practises. His barebones gear fits into two bags and can be managed with one man crew. His video tutorial is here below. Truly nice touch with the short servo-operated slider.
David Kong's Filmmaking Tutorial: Part 1, Working With Lesshttp://vimeo.com/71180315
With longer slider you may need a extra monopod for support.
Canadian site Snapsort may help you with comparing the cameras:
Canon EOS Kiss X70, Canon EOS Rebel T5 is same as Canon-EOS-1200D, a low level choice of mine. I would consider also Canon EOS M for stationary shooting, like interwiews.http://snapsort.com/cameras/Canon-EOS-1200D
You are correct, cheaper basic camera body paired with good lenses is good choice. Lenses stay, bodies change. Don't get stuck to a single brand, check availlability of lens adapters for older manual lenses (like M42 lenses).
Lights and practical reflectors are must too. Ledlights are very light to carry but the quality of light could be kinda ashen or steely due to funny color spectrum. Experiment with some choices, ordinary bulbs are easy to adjust and they glow with warm light. Cheap adjustable ringlight could be made into old Kodak Carousel slide cassette. Or in frisbee.http://nofilmschool.com/2014/09/make-your-own-diy-ring-light-led-light-s...
Also, be prepared to record good, crisp and noisefree sound on location. Choice of cameras largely depend on the subject, script and stylistic needs. Simple soundgear you are going to need all the time. Separate recorder, mike and boom is must. Acoustic dampening for nasty indoor echos is sometimes required. The best basstrap for room is large bookself full of books, albeit hard to manage. Couple of bags of house insulating mineral or glasswool in their original plastic bag placed in the corner of the room does the same trick. The trick is the bag has to remain unopened and the plastic wrap around the wool has to be on tension. Fluffy limp bags do not work. Big roll of cardboard can be used to limit the too large open space.
PS. Christmas is coming, so check netted outdoor ledlights, they could be spread against a reflector.