I finally got my video camera. Based on the minimal playing with it I’ve done so far, its a pretty nice camera. I’ll be able to shoot in 1080i high definition. The camera is very compact (smaller than my DSLR by quite a bit) as are the tapes and batteries. There filters and other lenses I can get, but I don’t think I’d bother with anything other than maybe the polarized filter.
I still need to get a wireless lavalier mic, but there is no rush for that.