You'll have plenty of time to move the content to what's next.
I am thinking about getting the Panasonic PV-GS300. I am still not convinced on what media type to get. Right now I am leaning towards miniDV. Are hard drive and DVD media types of the future? I am worried that in the future if I have all these tapes and they stop making miniDV camcorders how will I play the tapes.