Summary: it is such a high quality HD-CAM I've ever seen. It works really great with PC to burn DVD or AVCHD DVD. But, once it takes long time to install the software to PC. Except this, it is very portable, and great item for making home vodeo.
Summary: This is the first camcorder that I've ever bought. I was looking at hard-drive models (vs minidv or dvd) and there were considerable options from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, and Canon. The 60 gb hard-drive, ability to do Hi-Def, take still photos, and sony reputation were what eventually drove my decision...
Summary: I was a little concerned about the software issues, but upon connecting the camera to my MAC, iMovie and iPhoto is able to import directly from the camera without installing a thing. It just works! I didn't install any of the Sony software that came with the camera.
Summary: If you want a harddrive based camcorder, the SR7 is currently the best one out there. It has a large 1/2.9-inch CCD, has optical image stabilization (which is better than digital), and a 60gb harddrive. It uses AVCHD compression (which more editing programs are now available for).