KEN ROSS!!! IT's KEN ROSS!!!
This is very exciting...I have been waiting and waiting and trying to decide and it's crazy but I just held off for so long....I mean avchd isn't exactly screaming at me to jump into it as it seems like such a hassle for most. But I really want an HD camera and couldn't decide. I did NOT want the HV30 tape camera however because I am DONE with canon tape jams, and canon tape motor noise and do NOT want to use an external mic.
I don't remember where I saw the threads but quite some time back I was researching and I'm pretty sure Ken Ross and some others were A/B-ing the SR12 with some current Canons. The SR12 /SR11 came out better. This whole time though I haven't pulled the trigger because I really like the idea of having the alternate frame rates , 30p and 24p though I did like the Sony as a camera in the hand etc.
So finally now I see your post and wow, this is very exciting and I think it's the last part of the puzzle for me to hear you say you prefer the picture quality over the Sony!! And clearly, not just a subtle thing at least in your opinion.
And just before Christmas too!!
Only hurlde left is AVCHD editing on a mac
but I guess there's no way around that!!
I do like Pinnacle for editing SD on PC so maybe I'll just upgrade a PC iinstead of my Mac (which is non - intel and $$$ to upgrade).
But Ken I just wanted to say you've made some awesome posts and made a LOT of sense in them with your tests, if I have it right you were the person without brand loyalties and biases and simply buy the best picture quality camera whichever it is.
Just for my info, what do you edit with?