I’d say go straight to a basic DSLR so you can learn about light, lenses, focusing etc etc. If you start manually it means you’re learning more and relying on your own knowledge rather than a ‘video camera’ which quite often people can go automatic on from the word go.
Canon have a whole range of DSLRs so check out their website and see what’s up for grabs. Try and get the basic’s sorted. If I was to give you one piece of extremely useful information regarding buying gear also, it’s to buy GOOD lenses. Spend a little extra. It’s better to have a couple of really amazing lenses than a whole heap of crap that will probably break in a much shorter amount of time (that information can be assigned to any piece of gear too, not just lenses). As my dad always says ‘buy cheap buy twice’.
I’m thinking of doing a post on my current touring gear set up before I upgrade everything soon to help people out. If I get enough likes on this post I’ll look to do one in December or before on the time I have booked off.
Cheers, and all the best!