Hi everyone, let me just start out by saying that I will be using the camera for short films and indie type stuff. I'm a beginner but my cousin was one of the brightest prospects at his time at nyfa, so he's going to take me under his wing and teach me everything he knows, and we'll also be shooting together. Now that that's out of the way, I was talking to my cousin about which camera I should buy, and he said it's a really really tough choice. The thing is I'm not sure if he understands how awesome the XH-A1 because he hasn't looked into camera's since he bought his two years ago. He said that the XL2 is awesome because you can change lenses, which could possibly give you an important shot that you couldn't get with the XH-A1, which brings up this question: Is the lens on the xh-a1 good enough to where we could get a good amount of the shots that we could get with the XL2 (with different lenses of course)? We're more about getting the right shot or right angle over shooting in HD, because we won't be shooting documentaries or shooting nature or anything like that, so HD is not required, however it would be absolutely AWESOME to shoot in HD. Man on Fire is a good example of the kinda stuff that we want to do, not exactly like that of course (sorry just had to clear that up) but there are some EXCELLENT shots in Man on Fire that I'm talking about. I'm really not sure about exactly how powerful the XH-A1 is, which is mainly the point of this thread. I will be learning on this camera, but I have a great teacher so I'm not worried about that part. I want a camera that I'll be able to learn a lot from, and be able to do a lot with. First my cousin told me to go with the HD, but after thinking about it he was really really digging the interchangeable lenses, and the possibilities of what we could do with them. His final decision though was the XL2, he said "I think I would get the XL2 for the sake of art, because the point is to tell a story the best way you can, and using different lenses can better portray that sometimes." That's just his opinion though. What would you guys do in my situation? Cliffs: Gonna be making short films along with my cousin, want unique shots, wondering if I should go HD and get the XH-A1 or get the XL2 "for the sake of art" (which allows me to change lenses)?