Camcorders becoming scarce
edited April 2012
It appears that affordable camcorders that use FireWire to connect to computers are becoming scarce. The Canon HV40 that is recommended is discontinued.
Any other suggestions?
There are still plenty of pro-sumer camcorders available with firewire, which are much better with manual controls anyway. Try looking for a Canon XH-A1 or Sony FX1, older cameras, but still great buys used.