Thanks Uncle Leo,
Sony has very good cameras… but it’s getting to the point where consumer cameras are getting very close to TV cameras.
For what your doing, you’ll want to go with the higher range Sony’s or Panasonic’s. You’ll get a good one for about $2000 or $3000.
Shooting HD is not the same as providing HD. It’s hard to give someone a DVD with High Definition video on it. It is however good to have the 1080p. The resolution is the same but your doing a smaller screen. You can deliver it on a DVD, and it will look good however you’ll want to look at CamcorderInfo.com you’ll find a variety of reviews on there.
The Canon HG10 has a 40gb hard drive in it, but it looks like a consumer camcorder. You may also want to look at A Red Rock adapter for your camera.