It looks like some interesting cameras will be unveiled at this year's NAB. A week back we heard about the JVC GY-HD100U, a three-CCD camera that could record at 720p (progressive scan). Good, but not as crazy as the unconfirmed details of the Panasonic AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 camcorder, which is being listed as supporting resolutions up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. If that doesn't make you start to salivate, let's just say that it's pretty much as good as it gets, resolution-wise, with current technology. The price will be high, for sure, but it looks like Panasonic has a contender in the top-end HD video space to go up against Sony and Canon. (Thanks, Jeff!)
Update: This guy sounds like he knows what he's talking about. More than me, at least, which isn't saying much:
Not too sure what you meant by "top-end HD video space", but Panasonic is a major contender in the professional broadcast industry (which the NAB convention caters to) when it comes to HD production (with American Idol being the latest high-profile production to adopt its format and cameras).
This camera is reported to use Panasonic's P2 acquisition format
(solid-state memory cards), which currently sell for $2,000+ for a 4GB
card (providing 16 minutes of HD recording). At the price of the media
alone, it's unlikely that this camera will be marketed as a solution for
Also, FIY, Canon doesn't actually have any HD cameras. In the
professional sectors, they produce lenses for the different camera
manufacturers (including Panasonic and Sony).