I'm trying to decide if I need to buy a new digital video camera to replace my aging Panasonic DVC 80. The DVC 80 was a great camera in it's day, but it doesn't have the resolution I need, nor does it have 24p.
Everything I've read so far leads me to favor the Canon XH-A1.
Not the least of the Canon's attraction is a $600 Canon Console program that turns a laptop into an engineering console with a real time vectorscope and waveform monitor.
I'd rather wait until after NAB (April) when new cameras come out, and prices on current cameras go down, but I need the camera before then.