So im after a decent Prosumer camera that is good at everything and under $8000, these are the two i have sort of narrowed it down to the Sony HVR-Z1 or Canon XH-A1, and am stuck at this. each has its own pros and cons, and i cant really decide. It will be used for a bit of everything fro snow to theater so it needs to have a bit of everything. also it must havea XLR input, which as knocked a couple of decent sony cameras out of the running.

Which should i choose? has anyone got one and recommend it?