Minor story, but worth noting that JVC has announced the HD110U HDV camera. As best as I can tell, it’s not much more than a software update for the existing HD100U. I really hope that’s not the case, or else there are sure to be some annoyed HD100U owners out there.
I know there’s not much incentive for manufacturers to add features to hardware they’ve already sold, but it does bug me when something that could be delivered as a firmware update becomes a whole new product. I’m rather suspicious that this was largely the case with the DVX-100/A/B, and plenty of other cameras. I hope that mentality changes as the Camera/Computer wall continues to collapse.