"Not for the serious videographer!"2.0 starson by CoachBell
Pros: HDD - NO Tapes
Cons: Edit Software - Non-Compatibility with Serious Video Editing Applications
Summary: I bought this camera after a long expectant wait and returned it two days later. After Sony's CES initial report about this camera I was very excited. I have been waiting for a high end digital camcorder with a hard drive and I still have not found one that takes great video which can be edited using good software. In the two days that I had the camcorder my computer (3.3 P4 with hyperthreading) locked up every time that the camcorder was connected. The included software became non-responsive 90% of the time. This camcorder may work for a beginner who does not want to mess with tapes but it is of little use to someone who enjoys the video editing process.