today after work, i broke down and bought that dv camera i’ve been drooling over. unfortunately, it does appear that the japanese version doesn’t contain an english menu(every shop we went to told us so), which meant that i had to buy the american version of the camera which is more expensive.

the battery is still charging so i haven’t had the chance to play around with it much. i have taken a good look at the manual that came with it, which seems to be lacking in certain details(ie no mention of what format things shot with the camera are in, though at the shop we were told that the tape records as avi and the disc as mpeg4).