an awesome pro-grade camcorder. Assuming your computer has a firewire port to import the HDV format video from the digital (miniDV) tape or you plan on getting an external memory module (Vitec and a few others), you should be fine. Before we go to far down the path, lets make sure the infrastructure can support the firewire requirement, first...

While we're here:
What are you planning to use this camcorder for?
What are you planning to edit on (computer hardware) and with (video editing application)?

We assume the other "normal" stuff like a tripod or other steadying devices, mics, cables, lights, cases and other accessories are in another budget or you already have them... unless you tell us differently...

Since Canon has not made these for a while, what "price range" are we dealing with?