If by "HD" you mean digital AVCHD mpeg4 or HDV, then there are several to choose from. We just had a whole other thread about what's out there. I, myself have an Canon HV-20 ($1100) that I'm pretty happy with. Much like DV, all the lower-end formats require you to shoot in optimal conditions (good lighting) in order to have something you can work with. Try checking out www.dvxuser.com for a rundown of the consumer to prosumer camera market.