Good Starter "pro" camera

maclamb's picture
Last seen: 10 years 2 weeks ago
Joined: 09/11/2007 - 3:00pm

Is there an older model (and cheaper ;-) camera that is considered "the standard" or daddy of them all that most people learned on, that now doesn't have to have great video quality (relatively) but will be a great learning camera for me?
Maybe GL? XL? VX1000, DVX 100, DVC30...?

I mean one that will get me ready for Pro cameras - like the XH A1, etc.