I've got my software, Xpress DV 3.0 which will be upgraded to 3.5 in a few days. The computer is on order and should be here in about 2 weeks. I noticed there isn't really any mention of cameras on this site and there seems to be tons of them out there.
I'm looking for recommendations for a good camera for hobby / professional (I hope) work. I won't say money is no object but if I can pay an additional 500 or so dollars and get better results that is the way I would like to go. I'm looking for something in the $2k to $3k range. Avid has a list of tested equipment and it looks like Sony is the way to go but as a novice I could be wrong. Also, without starting a vendor war can someone recommend a reputable vendor?