We just purchased last week, a Sony Digital camera.
it works great, backward compatible, Heck even with our old tapes, it actually reads them cleaner than the camera that recorded them.
But a major pseudo flaw, the camcorder does not come with any software to copy the raw footage to the computer, it will premix clips (that you can't choose) and add it's own music(removing the actual sound) at it's own predetermined length.
I just got a reply today stating that They(sony) Know their software is not capable of actually Letting you have actual access to the Raw footage. and recommend you by 3rd party stuff. good thind I allready own 3rd party software and hardware.