I have a 5 (I think) year old Panasonic NV-DS29 minDV camcorder. Has had very little use due to me being too lazy to compress or whatever you call it on a PC to make a DVD. It's the wife's really but she make's me do all the donkey work. Well it takes far too long. Going on holiday later on in the year to Florida what if we get wet?? So i am on the lookout for something a little simpler like a HDD or Compact Flash. (Wife wants these because they are smaller ) Will todays technology (SD card,HDD) be any better than our old Panny. Ideally she wants a one with everything. Waterproof,dustproof,bombproof,jeddieproof. You know the normal woman thing. I have told her that she for the waterproof,dustproof and as small as possible side she can only go for the Panasonic SDR SW20 thinghttp://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Panasonic-SDR-SW20-Camcorder-Review-35018.htm# . (Which does look like good fun but how bad can the quality be, please someone have one and give a mini review) Next up i said is the Panasonic SDR S7 (Will this be on par with my old Panny?) Look's a nifty little camera but worried about early USER reviews. Then i found the JVC verio thingy Look's pretty good. Max i want to pay is £250 Usage will be very little but maybe a bit more than usual if both of us can operate and make dvd out of it. If anyone wants to know anything else about my requirements please ask. Please Help. Jeddie.