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The Canon XLH1 and Sony HVR-A1U are miles apart. Best decide your budget before going much further.
From my personal experience, the A1U gives a very "Reality TV" look. It’s Hi-Def, but the color and dynamic range paired with the lack of true 24p make it ill- suited for a "movie". And again, only a small percentage of people I know shooting 24p are interested in film transfer. Most use it for the "look", and distribute on DVD’s or internet video.
That said, I’ve seen some great stuff come out of the A1U’s big brother, the Z1U. This camera has much more flexibility when it comes to making the picture look like a "movie"