Since you are wanting to create standard Video DVDs you'll want the proper encoding. I'll stop here.
I am thinking of buying Toshiba Camileo X200 Full HD Digital Camcorder in US. However, I will be using it in Europe. As far as I know, the camera records in NTSC. I have read that there might be problems when playing the videos in Europe, since its PAL there. I will be burning videos on the DVDs and playing them straight on TV; just standard armature use, nothing fancy.
So my question is, does it matter whether the camcorder is NTSC or PAL? I have read couple of comments on various forums which suggest that there is no difference since the camcorder records it in the digital format. But I want to be sure before I buy it.