There are many folks with fond memories of the Sony DSR-V10, a small clamshell DVCam deck with an integrated monitor. They were great for in-the-field viewing, and also for use with lipstick cams and other devices without integrated recording. Well, there’s now an HDV successor, the GV-HD700E. Notice however, that it’ll only record to HDV when you feed it a signal over firewire – no component inputs (just like the HVR-1500). Lame, Sony.