Summary: The camera boasts lots of features and a decent price, however Canon has omitted one very important feature that is very crucial to some users such as myself- It has no ability (per the Canon Service Reps) to have the video pass- thru without having the on-screen data shown on the recieving end (such as on a video switcher). The only way to get that data off is to RECORD your video.
Summary: I like Canon,that's why I choose this Canon DC40 over Sony DCR-DVD505. Very dispoint me is this Camcorder over heat the first day when I tried to download still images into my PC. Even it claims 4.3MP, the pictures quality only equal to 2MP digital camera. Make it useless. It does not support IEE firewire. It only can use DVD-R and DVD-RW.