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I was in contact with Discover Channel production team to obtain their specifications…
Several Discovery Channel shows use footage from Sony FX1/Z1U cameras (with some restrictions), so those are the minimum I would recommend for any serious HD work. They will also accept footage from the Panasonic HVX200 with the same restrictions, using the 100 Mbps recording mode. The Canon XL-A1 might also be a good option.
For more details see this link: http://www.dvuser.co.uk/images/img/sony-hd-hdv/xdcam-workflow/discovery-hd-specs.pdf
I wouldn’t recommend the A1U for professional work, as the image quality deteriorates significantly in poor lighting.