Bought a Canon 850 ... it has terrible motor noise on the tape, so it's off back to the shop I'm going to purchase one of the new SOny's (hoping that there will be no motor / tape noise issues there). I was wondering if any of you experts ( ) can advise between the DCR-HC22, DCR-HC39 and DCR-HC42. I'm never going to make money from my camcorder, but would like some decent quality movies from family type occasions. Being able to archive back to tape would be a (maybe) useful feature, although I will burn most stuff onto DVD. I more of less know the specs of the models, but hopefully someone has used one (or all) or em and can pass judgement before I make another mistake Thx, Dunc.