I know the XL1 is dated as hell. However in a search for camera gear I found one for $250AUD (Where as something like a Canon T2i is $1200AUD to put it in perspective). I can't find much of a comparison between the XL1 and the cameras I have. I don't care that it's SD, half of the film I'm working on has been shot in SD anyway. More my concerns are, manual focus control, low-light performance and over-all colour reproduction/sharpness in comparison to something like the HV20.