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I have owned a Sony HVR-A1E (PAL Version) and used it professionally for documentaries and commercials over the last 12 years. The HVR-A1E is a great little HD camera with twin XLR inputs, it’s very easy to use, extremely portable, ultra reliable and still today it delivers high quality professional results. Outdoors and indoors (with correct indoor lighting), I find its equal to more modern and much more expensive HD camera equipment. The only problem with the A1 is that is has to be removed from a tripod in order to change the tape.
I don’t work for Sony, but I do appreciate quality gear, and as such, happy to recommend it.