Hello, I'm new. I was wondering if anyone could help me; my S-VHS-C camcorder is almost a decade old now, and I'm finally planning to go digital. Eventually I would like to get a semi-professional-level video camera, but as I've already been waiting quite a while to upgrade, I've decided to get a 'stop-gap' camera, so I can make better quality home videos and experiment with non-linear editing while I save up for a top of the range effort. So basically, I would like recommendations for the cheapest, best-performing camera out there - with S-Video input so that I can transfer my old camera tapes to digital and from there into my computer (which only has firewire input). Thanks for your time; I look forward to reading your replies! P.S. I've always had Panasonic cameras in the past, but I don't mind which brand so long as the image quality is excellent and the price cheap! P.P.S. What is the cheapest 3CCD camera available at the moment? And how does the picture quality compare to the best single CCD cameras?