Just bought a new camera: a Canon Vixia HV40. Since my old beloved Panasonic died, I’ve decided I should plan for the future by moving to HD. Even so, I also wanted to stick with MiniDV tapes rather than HDD storage. This camera is perfect for me.

I love the HV40. I haven’t found anything not to like yet. My only small complaint is that the battery pack connection has a little play in it when attached to the camera.