I am finally trying to decide which camcorder to buy . My budget is 500 and not a penny more. I have narrowed it down to the JVC GRDV700EK and the Sony TRV33 - I can find both of them for less than my budget, which means I can also buy a spare battery or something! I had the Canon MV6IMC in there as well because of its connectivity but after reading some reviews I have more or less decided against it. I have read with interest what people say about the Sony in this forum and it appears to me everybody is in favour of it. Consequently, I have almost decided to go for it mind you, it seems to me the only make people in this forum buy is Sony! However, the reason I have the JVC still there is because of its faster lens and because I AM interested in digital stills (I havent got a digital camera and I am not planning to get one in the foreseeable future because a have a very good 35mm SLR) and the JVC gives you more options when it comes to digital stills. I know they are not going to be as good as the ones taken with a digital camera but they dont have to be! They just have to be decent ones, which I can send to friends by e-mail and sometimes print. Any advice will be most welcome!