I'm in the market for a new camera somewhere in the $4,000 range. I'm going to be doing mostly sports (high school) but other events as well. (plays, clubs etc) It has to be HD and tapeless. Here's my list of what I've narrowed it down too and my thoughts: Sony NX5U - I like it but the 24 mbps has be worried. Will the image look really compressed if used for broadcast use. It has an HD-SDI which is nice so i could hook up a nano flash if needed . I like the optional flash memory module for long recordings so i don't need to worry about swapping cards. Sony ex1r - whats not to like. The only thing i'm not a fan of is the 14x zoom lens, i wish it was longer like a 20x. Also the SxS cards are expensive. It does have larger chips which is always a plus. Canon XF300 - i like the 50 mbps and 4.2.2. color sampling but the camera itself is expensive plus having compact flash cards to swap out might not be the best for longer games. So whats your advice? Anyone have any experience with any of these cameras?