Hi, I'm a complete newbie to camcorders (apart for messing about with my friend's in order to film a 2 minute long horror movie set in a kitchen starring a pig's heart from the butchers). After some experimental animation and script writing I'm looking to shoot an amateur film or two (nothing big, just for fun). I'm looking for a camera that will produce the highest quality picture as close to dvd quality as possible. I've got a £500 budget (ruffly) and picture quality is my top priority. being able to edit the footage on my computer would also be helpful. If anyone could help point out some camcorders for me I would be very, very grateful thanks a lot.