I am looking to buy a camcorder for mainly familiy/holidays so nothing professional. I want to be able to then transfer these films to either VCD or DVD to played on the TV. I believe a MiniDV machine would be best to acheive this with the best possible quality. I have approx £1000 to spend on the camcorder and would appreciate any suggestions. I would prefer one of the slim ones. Also another question, would I need to convert the pictures once downloaded from the camcorder or will I be able to write them straight to VCD or DVD? Look forward to peoples suggestions.