At the moment, we're using MiniDV cameras in uni. and want to buy my own to mess with but I am frustrated at having to capture them in real time. Are HDD cameras worth the extra money (I assume plugging a HDD camera in detects it as a portable drive and you just drag the video file(s) over) or should I stick with MiniDV? Should I use something else? I am looking to spend no more than £250/£300.