I have benefited enormously from this thread, and decided to get the z10000. I could not resist the ability to control the picture manually in 3D, including dynamic range, and I really care about resolution. And having dedicated buttons makes taking videos in run and gun situations easier than searching through menus with touch screens (such as WB changes). It's a great 2D camcorder too.
Like Don, I was put off by the size, so I will have to see how that goes. I have been able I think to take videos in many places because the cameras I use do not look professional. I do not need to impress wedding clients; I would prefer small, light and innocent. This camera is none of those.
My question is: I am going to shoot a St. Patrick's Day parade in 3D. I have street access (here is the video I shot last year (2D):http://vimeo.com/21015825
). Shouldn't I shoot at 108060i, and not 24P? Motion at a parade is important, obviously, and I need to capture that well. As far as I can tell, I can make AVCD 3D version-2.0 bluray videos that will play on certain models of Sony and Panasonic bluray players using 108060i. So, I do not need shoot at or conver to 24P for my distribution needs.