I'm a total novice on this and just purchased my 1st camcorder - a 2nd hand Sony DVR-PC4E. Now I don't really know a lot about camcorders and was hoping you guys could help me out a tad with the following questions......sorry if their a bit basic, but I've been reading all night and everything I read seems to assume a certain level of competance before you start! 1. Is this cam any good? I've read spec sheets and the like, but I can't find a proper review anywhere! 2. I believe it has a firewire port, so does this mean I can transfer my recordings direct to my PC via firewire or will I still need a capture card? 3. If 2 is correct, then is there any degredation in image quality by using firewire? 4. I'm off for a wedding in South Africa at xmas, so will the heat be a problem, and if so then in what way? 5. I'm hoping to burn my recordings to DVD, so would this be a matter of recording in AVI and then converting to MPEG when it's on the PC?