Hv 30 like i said is a badass cam for the price. plus you could get a gopro and some lenses for the 30 for 1500! The only that sukkkkks about the 30 is the focausing ring. or lack there of. sukkks but at least theres something.
Check out the DVC30, It has some of the highest quality SD footage out there, is absolutely bombproof, a perfect focusing ring that is super smooth, and scene files. I'm selling mine if you want to take a look http://newschoolers.com/web/forums/readthread/thread_id/524464/ and with that you will have room for extra lens etc. PM me if you have any questions with the DVC30, as you can see I have used one before.