I have been searching around the net for info about this 2 camcorders.

I don't have enough money for a PD-170, but I think the unique important plus for PD-170 is the xlr input.

Correct me if I am wrong. I don't see the DVCAM format as a major thing against DV. I also know that there is a GAIN function in both channels in PD-170 otherwize than vx2100.

Please, any suggestions would be appreciate. Is it worth the vx2100 in that case?