I missed this news from IBC this year: JVC were showing a prototype/design study/mockup of a new very small/light SD-card camcorder. Small, that is, but still with ‘proper’ XLR audio jacks. Think ‘Sony A1 without tape’. Very interesting indeed – particularly since it’s badged ‘ProHD’, which implies MPEG2/HDV streams, not MPEG4/AVCHD.
Also interesting: JVC have licensed SxS from Sony, for their high-end cameras. So broadcasters now either go Panasonic and P2, or Sony/JVC and SxS, with a range of cameras from either.