As you may know, I am on the local Access TV committee and show a lot of videos on the local cable channel, WCGTV. They just supplied us with a new camera (Panasonic AG-HMC80P) that I have used for wide angle shots. It's a great high definition camera, and looks fantastic on Blu-ray. Check out this review from the Videomaker.com site. It's a bit bulky, but the out-weigh its size. So whether sitting on a tripod or on the shoulder, it's got just about everything you need (great viewfinder, XLR inputs, etc.). I wish the low-light performance was better (too grainy, etc.), and I wish you could get more than 99 minutes of HD footage on a 16 GB SD card, but it's a good all-round package in my view.
Did I mention the Blu-ray videos look fantastic? Too bad more people aren't buying them. As I've said before, I want to be able to put a disk case in someone's hand after a wedding or dance recital. Not a tiny SD card ("Here it is ... don't lose it!") or a big file for their computer ("Make sure you have it backed up on at least 2 hard drives, and keep buying new hard drives about every 3 years for as long as you want to watch this video!").