i am new to all this and wanted a camcorder to get me started i dont know much about all the technical stuff so i thought i would ask someone else for help.

i have been looking at two camcorders the first one is the HITACHI DZGX5060 and the second is the Sony HC37.

they seem to do about the same job but the sony is miniDV and the hitachi is dvd are they the same thing or there abouts???

i dont want it for anything major just holidays and general messing around.

any help would be appreciated.