I apologize for no recommendations, but I felt there were too many brand new models that have not been tested or even seen yet, so I felt it more prudent just to provide information at this point. Most likely, one of the 2007 releases will be both a 'recommended' item and a 'best buy', considering that HD camcorders are in their infancy, and that prices are dropping so rapidly.
As for CMOS vs. CCD, here is some info...
CCD – CCDs have traditionally been more sensitive to light, which usually produces a better dynamic range along with better overall uniformity. They consume more power then CMOS and are usually more expensive to produce.
CMOS - Traditionally, CMOS sensors were more susceptible to noise, causing poor low-light performance, but camcorder makers have made a great deal of improvements to their CMOS sensors. CMOS also has a faster data transfer rate capability and consumes less power for better battery life.
Although all theses differences are historically true, CMOS sensors are improving with each generation of camcorder, pushing CCD and CMOS sensors closer and closer in their characteristics and performances. Therefore, it is recommended each model is evaluated on its own image quality merits.
Thanks for the info. It seems then CCD still has better quality.