First of all, greetings to all from sunny Cardiff. Ive never owned a camcorder before, but with my second nipper being born i think now its a must. I dont want to spend anymore than £500 really, and obviously want the best that the money can buy. Ive found a review site on the net, but there are not a lot of cams reported on there really. I dont want to end up with something with crappy sound and picture, as im sure you can appreciate. So as well as your opinions on what cam, can you please tell me of as many review sites, UK or US that you know of? Also, I understand that a DV cam captures in AVI, which is approx 13GB for 1 hour of footage. If that 13GB AVI is encoded into DVD (.VOB`s) how big would that 13GB be then? Would it fit onto a DVD5? Many thanks in advance for the help. Cheers!