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Chris – the XA10 is a great camera – and I recommended it at the ~$2000 price point until the Sony NX30 was released. The Sony comes with an external microphone, shoots 1080/60p and has class-leading image stabilization.
Either one will do the job for you, but the Sony is better value for your money, in my view.
Good luck with your decision!