yesterday i hooked my HDR-FX1 and was playing back the Raw Footage that i shot in Tahoe compared to my friends Panny P2. The FX1 actually looked better as far as color, but that could also have to do with how my friend shot with his HVX200. But from what i could tell i really couldnt see much difference between the two. The FX1 shoots alot better than alot of people give it credit for. As do all sony HDV cameras. But sony has also created a Hard Drive for their Cams more specfically the V1U i think it was. But works with all Sony Cameras and HDV Cams.
i'm not 100 percent sure, but i'm pretty sure using this hard drive it would enable a Sony HDV cam to get full HD quality. Again i'm not sure on that, but thats what someone at B and H said. It links in via FireWire