That will probably give an idea of which software drivers (if any) need to be installed on a PC or Mac in order to transfer over/import the raw footage. It can certainly be a slightly easier ordeal on a Mac, at least that's my experience ;).
You could also post this in the camcorders sub-forum. Some very helpful experts lurk there with a heck of a lot of experience.
I may have just made a big boo boo, I was looking for a camera just for doing video tutorials where I take a video of the PC Screen of the software I am doing the tutorial on. and Narrate the audio via microphone as I go. I now found out that the Canon CamCorder I just purchased uses Mini DV Tapes. all I want to be able to do is transfer the Data from the Mini DV tape to the PC hard Drive then edit and re-process it into true DVD format for publication to my customers on DVD Discs, Now here is the next problem I have discovered, the camera only uses FireWire interface, and as we all know PC's running Windows Vista and forward do not support FireWire, I however have a Mac that I am very proficient on. Any Ideas on how I can do this would be very appreciative. Thank You very much to all that assist