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For a bevy of reasons already posted on numerous “which camera should I buy” posts here I and others have named several favorites along the model lines you mention.
Also, opinions and comments as well as links to information on the web regarding these models and the pros and cons of tape vs SDHC or other solid state recording.
My personal decision for purchase in 2010 remains between the JVC GY-HM100 and Panasonic HMC-150. I’ve still not identified a contender among the other brands, but anxiously await Canon coming out with a model in a comparable price range, and using CCD rather than CMOS, if that happens. I prefer Canon lens and stabilization quality over other models/brands I’ve used through the years.
I am presently doing my best to completely wear out my two Canon XL1 and one Canon GL2 units, but am moving toward the AVCHD environment for my first line of offense with HD.