Hi, I'm a newbie about to purchase my 1st camcorder and after extensive research for what I want, I've kind of settled for the Sony DCR-HC18 but it has a b/w viewfinder. Other brands with similar spec have colour. How important is it? Also one of the features I like about the Sony is an automatic lens cover, removing the need for a separate lens cap. Is there any other brand that has this feature? I would be grateful if anyone can help.