I'm new to this forum so I apologise if I am asking this question in the wrong place. Any advice would be greatfully recieved.

I've been doing a bit of research into 'prosumer' video cameras and the Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i seems to have some great feedback. Problem is it seems to be discontinued in the UK. Can anybody tell me if this is good choice based on the following criteria:-

1. Manual Control Capability
2. Low Light capabilities.
3. Button Positioning and Size
4. Image Quality
5. Size and Handling
6. Night Function
7. Inbuilt Audio
8. Price / Value

Is there something I am missing - perhaps there's a better prosumer camera around that price? (GBP 1500-1800). It needs to be be PAL and also available for purchase in the UK.

We're a music production company based in the Middle East and we are looking for a good camera to use for web and corporate films & events.