I am looking to purchase a Camcorder in the very near future and I really do not want to ask anyone at my job (Best Buy) because they are idiots. Basically if I was to use it to shoot footage such as: interviews, DVD's (possibly), stuff for my sites future online mini show. Then when I am done with whatever I shoot edit it myself with my editing programs.
The Canon HV10 (which the HV20 is based on) is generally considered to be the best HD consumer camcorder on the market. The HV20 will improve upon it with additional features and improved low-light. Go for the HV20 which should be out by April.
I picked up a Panasonic HDC-SD1 (after looking long and hard at the HV10 and the Sony SR1). I love it so far...fantastic. Only disadvantage that I know of so far is there is almost no editing software out for it for another few weeks.