Hi there.... I have never owned a camcorder before and in 4 weeks I am going to sunny Florida. Seeing as this is my 1st time to Florida, I want to record all the glory... so I can show the family and have something to look back on in years to come. Researching camcorders has proven to be nothing more than a nightmare. I never knew there were so many breeds to choose from. I know I defo want a MiniDV and my budget can stretch to around £550 tops. At first I had called into a local family run store and was shown the Sony DCR-HC39E. I was well inpressed with this camcorder. Then I made the big mistake of buying magazines and reading reviews on forums etc. Now I am just so undecided and have a list of 5 camcorders that are all getting very good reviews. Is there anyone in here that has any of the following and can help me out with feedback on their thoughts? I am looking for: 1. Good picture quality. 2. Good sound (with as little buzz from the camcorder being picked up). 3. Good both outdoors and in for filming. 4. Widescreen filming (true 16:9). The camcorders in my short list are: 1. Sony DCR-HC42E 2. Sony DCR-HC90E 3. Panasonic NV-GS75 4. Panasonic NV-GS150 5. JVC GR-DF470 I am not 100% certain if all the above actually film in widescreen. AFAIK only the Sony's have the widescreen viewfinder. Any help would be really appreciated. Many thanks, Gazza.