I realise that you've probably been through this scenario 'a thousand times', but I'm going around in circles. I'm going away in a weeks time, & I'm hoping to have a new camcorder by then. I'm hoping to spend approx. £350-£400 (max). Obviously, PQ, ease of use etc are top of the list, as well as being able to transfer form camera to dvd with relative ease. This dummmy needs help! Cheers Ascom.