I have about a dozen 90 minute tapes of holidays/xmas/family etc. I made them on Canon E230 about 5 - 12 years ago. Since then the camera broke, repaired, broke again. I would like to view these tapes and put them on a modern format, eg. CD/DVD. I know of a couple of professional copy companies, but they charge £20 per tape. I have just heard about digital 8 camcorders which play back old 8mm tapes which can then be easily edited on my PC. Words like firewire started to be used which totally confused me. I am not a great photographer, I'm the point and click type. I'm not sure whether I should go to a copy company or buy a new camcorder and use that to play and edit/copy. And if so which one for best value -v- features. I would only want to pay £250-350. Is there someone out there who would be kind enough to help?