Well I have a crappy camera. The Sony HVR-HD1000U, it looks like a pro full sized camera, but the manual features are pretty non-existent and it has no XLR inputs for audio. I was considering buying a new camera and selling this one. To do this I was going to join the credit union at my work and refinance my car (the interest on my current loan is awful) and just ad the price of the camera to the loan. I think I would still have a lower payment then now doing this. Either do that or wait for that one magical job that pays me enough to go and buy it in cash. (mind you I would have to do that job with the HD1000U or a rental). If I sell my old camera though I will need some way to playback and edit stuff shot by other people on DV and HDV. Is there a cheap camera or deck I can get for a low price for that? Or should I just keep my old camera too? The things is I am primarily a editor but I do need to shot sometimes (for my own jobs), thats why I bought the HD1000U in the first place. But the HD1000U is just not doing it for me. I am used to shooting on big BetaCams and DVCPRo cameras that the TV news uses. My Camera choices in the order I want them are. #1 Panasonic HMC-150 Pros: Cheap SD Card tapeless Media, good image quality, relative cheap price, full manual controls. Cons: Crappy codec, hard to edit footage, light weight cheap feeling camera. #2 JVC HD110U Pros: Real fujinon lens, full manual controls with all switches in the right places, relative cheap price, shoulder mount. Looks Pro. Cons: Tape based, HDV codec, battery life. #3 Panasonic HPX-170 Pros: awesome DVCPRO HD codec, tapeless, full manual. Cons: P2 cards are insanely expensive, camera cost almost 2x as much as the hmc-150. #4 Sony EX-1 XD CAM Pros: Awesome image quality, it's sony, tapeless. Cons: Expensive Camera, Expensive SxS cards, just ok codec. #5 Sony HVRS270U Pros: Real Fujinon lens, Every button where it needs to be, HDV tape and tapeless compact flash (inexpensive media) shoulder mount, I would know how to use right out the box, it seems to be the perfect camera for me. Cons: HOLY Crap Expensive!!! Bad Reviews, did I mention it's expensive? It will probably be way outdated and ancient before I pay it off. #6 Panasonic DVX-100B Pros: Good image quality, 24P, manual features, can find for a good price. Cons: No HD, only records in DV, outdated, not future proof. Advice? Suggestions?