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I think it’s too soon to go HD. Not many people can view it, I’ve heard that even pros don’t output in HD. They just record in HD and then downconvert on the import. I recommend the Sony PD170. It’s basically the VX2100, but it has XLR connections. Works very well in low light. I’ve used the XL1s before, but I didn’t really like it. Invest in lights too. Don’t be one of those dudes who has a solid camera but no lights.
Thanks for all the good information. I’ve always heard mixed/bad things about shooting in HD, but now a days it just seems like the way to go, but apparently it’s not. The PD170 appears to be a good camera and the bonus of XLR connections makes life a little easier and cheaper not needing an adapter. Truthfully until recently I have never studied all the ins and outs of different cameras and accessories. I’m picking up alot quickly, but I suppose I must when looking to invest a few thousand dollars into my future.