The 530 isn't an HD camera correct? I was looking at purchasing a EX-3 for shooting primarily tripod mounted sports. Though a longer lens would be nice. Would the Ex-3 be the best choice going foward? I mostly dump to DVd or web currently and do some corp video work as well, limited amount handheld. Advice welcome. Thanks.
XDCAM PDW-530 is not HD.
Depending on you budget and what your client is expecting you do have a few options. From Sony the F335L list is around 14,500. From Panasonic HPX-300 list around 10,000. You should also find out what post is looking and requiring.These both make good pictures, some people may object, but they are not the ones footing the bill either.