If you have a few grand to spare and you are only satisfied with the best of the best that allows you to show off your wealth, the Qualia range from Sony is always worth a look.
The product series now includes its first HD video camera, the Q002-HDR1. The device is basically an improved Sony HDR-FX1, an HD camera with a 1.3 megapixel Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3CCD sensor. The difference between the two models not only about $2000, but the Qualia appears to have a revised video codec and some additional functions. As it’s a HD camera, it captures in 1080i. It is priced at about $5700.