You can't record video to the MemoryStick using the HC96. Video is only recorded to the miniDV tape.
Trying to decide btw 2 camcorders. Narrowed down to SR200 (30gb HDD) versus HC96 (miniDV). They appear to be about $100 apart with SR200 costing more. I need stuff in mpeg format, hence my liking for the SR200 but I could also simply record on memory stick to get my mpeg with HC96 (and still have the option for DV...)
Thoughts? I was all ready for the SR200, but leaning now towards HC96. I will purchase a wideangle lens for either camera...so even the lens type doesn't really matter.