Agreed with Sexy_Southerner
It will be moved for you but in the future please use the following forum
To give you a brief answer, go with a DV cam, tyen it is quite easy to follow the rest of the steps to input into the PC from FireWire.
I recommend TMPGEnc Plus for this task to encode later on, and if you have Adobe Premiere or Adobe Premiere Pro for capture from the DV cam, you can make some awesome DVD's out of your 8mm.
Just remember to run the blank DV tape through once to set a time code, and that it can only hold like 1hr 2min 36sec.