A few new cameras of interest coming out in the near future (within the next 2 months)
One is the Sony HDV camera. Suggested retail price is $3700 (which means it will probably be around $2500-$3000 if you shop around)
The reason this camera is interesting, is because it is the first 3ccd High Defintion consumer/prosumer level video camera. The resoltion is 1440x1080 at 60i. The disappointing thing about this camera is that it is actually more of a consumer camera, it lacks XLR audio inputs and only shoots at 60i. The prosumer version of the camera is supposed to be out the begining of 2005, and it should shoot 24p/30p and 60i, and have XLR inputs and will cost about twice as much.
I think that HDV will be the next big step in digital film making, once they get the bugs worked out. If people can edit HDV at 1920x1080 on a PC or Mac that was shot on a 3ccd, >$5000 camera, this will be a huge boost for small/indie films and documentaries.
The other camera coming out soon is the Canon XL2, which shoots 16:9 native and it shoots 24p/30p/60i. I think this Canon is hoping that this camera will be a DVX100 killer, which from what I have seen it should be. Seems like a solid camera, and as usual with the XL1 style camera it looks insanely pro, it gets attention. The only thing I have read about this camera that I would be cautious about is that I think it will be crappy in any low light situations. My Sony's can shoot perfectly in almost no light and this ability has really saved some shoots where lighting was really bad.