My definition includes a
lens diameter of 70mm or larger;
a 3CCD or 3CMO imaging chip 1/3" or larger.
When you get these all the other stuff (manual zoom and separate manual focus ring on the lens barrel, manual audio control on the outside of the camcorder, etc)...
The HV40 is a great DV/HDV camcorder. I don't think you'll find any flash memory camcorders with a firewire connection until you get to the Panasonic AG-HVX200. As for miniDV tape based camcorders, the prosumer Sony HDR-FX7 or HDR-FX1000, and pro entries (Sony HVR-A1, HVR-HD1000, HVR-Z5), Canon XHA1 and a few others can all do what you want - and if you really want flash memory, just add an external recording device (Sony and FireStore).
I prefer low compression HDV (or DVCProHD or HDCAM) and an affordable long-term video archive method that flash memory does not provide.