So I have been looking around for a new camera (evolved passed my cheap dv camera with auto everything). I know dv is still a viable option, but the temptation of hdv is strong. Im looking for a camera that can give me prosumer results for a reasonable price. The HDR-HC1 appears to be a good option because it has a manual focus lens as well as records in hdv and has great reviews. Before anyone goes out and says I need to try it, I did, but it was a year ago and in use under the regular dv setting (results looked pretty good to me at that time). I guess my question is wether or not this is still a good option to buy (as it came out in 2006) or if it is too outdated. Also, if you don't think this is a good decision, can you offer me any other advice as to another camera to look into.
PS: I am able to get the HDR-HC1 for about $800. THis is around my price range, and can't go over $1000.