My 12 year old 8mm Sony has recently bitten the dust and so I am in the market for a new camcorder. The 2 that have caught my eye are: Canon mvr600i & JCV GDR50 Both appear to be much of a sameness & I wondered if any owners could give me some feedback please. Also, I will need a firewire card & cable. Are they all of the same quality? I have seen a card & cable for £15 inc online. Is this a false economy? Thanks as always!