Just when you thought I was ignoring the Canon XHA1 in the whole camera analysis, I thought I'd bring up a piece of (relatively recent) news. It is somewhat out of the ordinary, but word on the street is that Crank 2 (starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart) is being filmed primarily with the Canon XHA1 and its little brother, the sub-$1,000 Canon HF10.
Apparently this is because they are planning on having many, many cameras rolling at once for the action sequences and the XHA1 is known for providing great bang-for-the-buck. Well, even the serious Hollywood players are homing in on that value.
Below are a couple articles on the topic: