Re: DV Camera
Hey what do you want to do with it, and what is your budget? If you are semi-serious go for a Sony DSR-PDX10. 3CCD, dual XLR inputs, built in stereo mic, with onboard shotgun mic (which you would change over for a Sennheiser anyway) real 16:9 recording and uses the MiniDV OR DVCAM format.... you can pick em up new for $3500 now.... a lot you say? Go have a look and see what you are getting.. They used to be over $6000
If you dont want to spend $3500, then any single chip will do, and all are much of a muchness, and dont differ from each other dramatically.
If you get a PDX10, make sure you grab a Miller DS5 tripod too, they really work smoother and nicer than any other tripod for that camera. Made in Australia, parts are always available (unlike Manfrotto) and they are very robust too.