As I mentionned in the "What Gear do you Use?" thread I'm looking at investing in some MiniDV gear. Its a good whack of cash and its got to last me long enough to get rich and upgrade so I'm hounding everyone I know for advice. My budget is roughly $2000USD for a camera allowing me a little extra money to buy all those cutesy accessories you end up needing.
Right now top contender is a Panasonic AG-DVC30. I'm also looking at the Sony DSC VX2100. I've heard great things about Canon's performance but horrible things about their durability and reliability. I'm also looking at used gear if I can find good stuff. The Sony PD150/170 or the Panasonic DVX100A topping that list.
Any advice or pointers would be great and if you're selling or know someone who is, let me know.
========================== Amy Smith is an infected slut
My friend has a Sony VX2000 and it has been an awesome camera, we have had some issues with sound but it was second hand so I am pretty sure thats why. I am planning on getting a camera after this summer and I am on the same budget as you. The Canon GL2 is what I have been looking at and I have read a lot of good about them.