If there is EVER any though of getting video onto a computer for editing you will stay away from ALL DVD based camcorders. The video is highly compressed and the resulting quality is poor.
Get a hard drive or flash memory camcorder if you must - and know that BEST video quality comes from miniDV based camcorders...
DO NOT GET A DVD BASED CAMCORDER.
I was wondering if anyone had a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD710. I was supposed to get this for my birthday, but my dad won't get it for me unless he has a review for it. It has been long past that time and I am still waiting for a review. If anyone has a review, like a cnet review with the rating, pros, and cons, please send one to me. I have wanted this for a while now and the only way to get it is from a review. Thank you.