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How bad do you need a new camera?
To really take advantage of HD, you need the whole circle:
Editing software and system capable of HD streams
HD DVD or Blueray disc burner
Clients that have HD DVD or Blueray players.
Like you were saying, the last quarter of the circle is typically the loose link.
High Definition will become the norm, but the transition is going somewhat slow.
I would wait to buy the camera. Prices for HD equipment are only getting cheaper, so there’s no risk in that.
If you do need a new camera immediately, I’d pick up an HD one, but otherwise, as long as your clients don’t want it, you shouldn’t need it…. yet.