Dear All I have a Panasonic NV-DS77 MiniDV Camcorder which I purchased about 5 years ago for around £1200. It is in need of a clean-up and a repair to the view-finder but otherwise works ok. I am considering upgrading to a more modern model such as a Panasonic NVGS70B or the NVMX500B on the assumption that I would get better quality footage. These models both have 3 CCDs (whatever that means?) which presumably helps with the quality but Im not sure. Im not interested in their ability to take digital stills as I have a separate camera to do that. Has the quality of camcorders improved much over the last five years or am I better off just getting my existing camera repaired. I shoot your average family type footage which I then edit through Premiere and save onto DVD. Any advice would be much appreciated. Many Thanks.