Well, I've been commissioned to produce a documentary on a steam engine that we own at the museum I work. It's the Penydarren Locomotive invented by Richard Trevithik in 1804 if anyone is interested, it was the worlds first steam engine to run on tracks. We need to purchase a camera, and have a budget of £1500 but could push to £2000 if need be. I'm way out of the loop when it comes to HD cameras, as my work has been on SD and I was quite happy with it. We are considering the Sony HDR-FX7E Handycam HDV 1080i here or the Sony HVR-A1E here?? I'm guessing that tape is still a better format than the HDD camcorders but again, things have probably advanced considerably since I cared about camcorders. I would love to hear your opinions? I have until tomorrow morning.