First post so please be gentle... Been following this forum for about six months and feel the need to replace my breeze block size VHS-C camcorder. I especially like the sound of the new, sub £350 Panasonic and Canon ranges. Whilst I am waiting for local suppliers to receive stock to carry out the obligatory 'see how it feels' test, can anyone offer any comment on either of the ranges. I am especially interested in the Panasonic NV-GS35 vs the Canon MV850. Both seem to offer a compact sized, reliable, easy to use unit, but differences in spec may put one in a more favourable light. It is with this that I require access to the experience that is apparent within the members of this forum. The Panasonic is listed with a sensitivity of 2 lux whilst the Canon states 0 lux. I understand that this is an indication of the amount of light needed to register an image on the CCD, but what in real terms would the performance be like. Most of it's use will be indoors filming kids growing up etc, so will the difference be noticeable. The new Panasonic range of NV-GS cameras don't offer the DV-IN feature (except the 'top-of-the-range' units), surely this is an indication that the feature is not as beneficial as posts elsewhere would indicate? Or is it? I have amassed a small mountain of VHS-C tapes over the years, all with odds and end on, I envisage 'getting in to' DV editing and DVD burning to create keep sakes of events. Am I really likely to want to copy the edited video back to a tape? Again any experience would be welcomed. Finally for now, the Canon's predecessor (MV7XX series) reportedly suffers from transport noise. Any news on the MV8XX series? And again for the general user is it going to be an unbearable issue. Thanks for taking the time to read this, any advice will be welcomed. Regards, Stuart.