I will probably be buying an HD video camera next month.
I don't want anything professional. I would like one that records on Mini DV tapes. Most of the ones I see out there record on DVD or hard disk.
My requirements are an easy upload to Mac, and an easy way to store video. (i.e. I don't want to fill up the hard disk on my computer with video.) Tapes seem ideal.
I understand that it is difficult to upload from a DVD into iMovie, so I am reluctant to go that way. Also, I have heard that the hard disk models can be unreliable. That plus the fact that after you fill up the hard disk, all that footage has to be uploaded and stored somewhere. So, it seems that tape is ideal again, but there don't seem to be too many available out there, unless I am looking in the wrong place.