There seems to be a lot of confusion on the topics of image formats and what makes a "good" camera.
First of all, there's two different ways to capture a moving picture:
Video (8mm, Hi8, VHS, DV, HDV, etc.)
and film (Super8mm, 16mm, 35mm, etc.)
Use video if you just want a cheap picture.
Use film if you've got the money and time and want something that looks like it was shot on film.
As far as "good" cameras go, CCDs aren't the only thing. 3CCDs are good, but you also need well-manufactured CCD and (IMPORTANT) a good lens. Many Sony cameras have Carl Zeiss optics (good) and some mid-range Panasonic cameras have Leica lenses (very good). Other than that, Canon makes pretty good lenses and everything else on the low end of the consumer scale is pretty much crap.
Factor in ease of use and number of manual controls and extra features and your decision just got a lot more complicated.
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