Hello, I am hoping to buy this Mini DV camcorder in the next couple of days but I would like some assurance from current owners or those in the know! I am a video amateur who will only take the camera out if it is conveniently small, hence my choice! I will be capturing onto an iMac G5 through a Firewire connection (is Firewire 400 enough or is Firewire 800 needed)? I will be capturing into Final Cut Pro Express and editing from there. I have been told that this camera provides an analogue to digital converter, by connecting to the AV cable and using an AV IN/OUT adaptor. Is this so? How does this work exactly? Also curious about image and sound quality alongside battery life. Finally, is there a difference between the PC55 and PC55E? If so what is it? PC55 owners reveal yourselfs! Thanks.