Just been looking at Canon's camcorder section of their website and I see that the new low-end 800 series all feature a widescreen mode as standard. Considering that these can be had for about £300 these sound good for those of us who want widescreen but aren't into camcording enough to buy a higher end model. I'd assume other manufacturers will also be bringing widescreen down their ranges. Having said that, I'm not quite sure how the widescreen mode works, whether it's cropping a 4:3 image or a true 16:9 capture that gets squashed down when recorded. The reason for this confusion is that the description for the MV830i says which makes it sound like it's cropping a 4:3 whereas in the MV800 series overview it says: This would seem to suggest a 16:9 capture from the chip given that it's supposed to use 540k pixels in 16:9 mode. Anyone got any ideas on which it actually is?