HD Hard Disk videocams

I’m really wanting one of these such as the JVC GZ-HD7 Everio 60GB Hard Disk Drive HD Camcorder — tho the NYTimes review today pee’d all over its image stabilization which seems like a real problem. The other mentioned in the article, the Sony, saves the video in some goofy format apparently which will create a pain of its own sort. I’ve been using my old camera a lot recently and transferring the video from tape to pc or dvd is such a pain, i am really motivated to move ahead, but not sure either of these cameras is the right jump.