I have a relatively cheap video camera (one of the Sony HandyCam models). Even when the model is recent, I think it is essentially a variation of a hardware that has been around for some time. It shoots 59.94 interlaced fields per second by default (though it has also progressive 29.97 and 59.94 modes).
I don't know if the interlaced mode is there because of legacy reasons, or if it is really used and appreciated by amateurs. I see a lot of people taking progressive videos, specially with machines that resemble a traditional reflex camera instead of a video camera and apparently do not include an interlaced mode.
I like interlacing, though that is not the question because I can see a lot of discussing around this preference all over the internet. My question is, are the other manufacturers of newly designed camcorders still including interlacing modes by default in non-professional cameras like my HandyCam, or is it a format that is about to disappear from amateur machines? Is there any standard regulating this?