I really want to get into shooting my friends surfing from the beach and I am just curious about what camera to buy. The camera I am leaning towards now is the Nikon D7100 basically because I did an Internet search for cameras that could shoot full HD at 60 fps and this camera popped up. I was leaning towards the Canon 7D prior to that which can shoot at 60fps but only at 720p. 60fps is important to me because I really like to do slow-motion but what I'm really wondering about is if the full HD aspect of it all is really that important. The compositions I make will most likely end up on vimeo and YouTube where I'm sure they will be compressed down to less than stunning quality anyhow. Actually videos on Facebook usually end up playing at about 480p. So I guess the argument for full HD becomes that you could shoot a bigger area and then have more room for cropping down in post production.
What do you guys think? Is being able to shoot in full HD at 60 frames per second something that is essential? Nice? Totally useless? Do you have any other camera suggestions? Thanks for any comments or help you can give me.