I'm in the process of setting up a commercial production studio, and I'm looking for advice from other video producers on my choice for primary camera.
I'm pretty much sold on the Sony PMW-EX3. However, I have to admit I don't know as much about Canon, JVC, or Panasonic's products as I should. The EX line gets so much press, it's hard to know what other comparable cameras I may be missing out on if I go that route. I know what features I want in a camera, but I'm not entirely sure which cameras (besides the EX1/3) will meet my needs.
What I'm looking for:
-3 chip (CMOS or CCD)
-records to file (HD or card)
-native FCP compatability (ie not AVCHD)
-XLR mic jacks with switchable +48V
-priced under $10k
Bonus points (but not required):
Other than the EX3, are there any other cameras that fit those requirements that I should look into?
Thanks in advance,