I'm in the market for a new camera. It's to be used mostly for docs but as we are a small studio it will get a lot of other work (short films, EPKs, etc). I found a great camera recommended by a great documentary filmmaker, Albert Maysles.
He recommends the Sony PD170 for many reasons (http://www.mayslesfilms.com/companypages/albertmaysles/note.htm) a few being: super sensitive to light, super quiet, and a good stabilization mechanism.
It looks like a great camera, only problem is that it is SD. Does anyone know if there is a direct HD 'remake' of this camera or a good HD cam in the spirit of the PD170?
(I've been eyeing the Canon XH-A1. Not Sony but looks good, agree, disagree?)