I'm looking at upgrading / buy a new Video camera. Currently I have the Sony HDR-XR150 which I plan to keep as a back up Video Camera.
The problem I have with CMOS video cameras is when lightning strikes and is visible for less than the amount of time the sensor can create the image the lightning is blown out due to the rolling shutter effect.
Example above from a chase a few days ago. Top half has been over exposed then corrected half way down. Doesn't make for a good screen capture or video for that matter!!!
I know CMOS cameras are cheaper to make and use less power making the battery life longer but as a consumer why are we putting up with it? We are buying a cheaper and less quality product but as long as it has HD on the box people don't seem to care. This inst the only problem with CMOS cameras, jello-cam (worst on cheap cameras) and the skew effect are both deal breakers to me. I had a quick browse at B & H online and it would seem that about 80% of the market now is CMOS and any good CCD Cameras are now over $2000.00 and climbing very quickly.
I guess I may have to just suck it up, live with a lesser quality Camera or look at mortgaging a small country to buy a decent CCD video camera! :P