Im in the market for a dv-cam and these are the three I have come up with and are available in NZ. I dont care about still images/digital features etc, all i want is good solid video reproduction... From what I have read the Pana MX8 (DV851 in the US i think) is awesome... but that said a lot of my shooting will require ease-of-carrying. I understand the MXV1i (Optura 100 in the US) is also very good but how is it much better than the video quality of the Sony PC101 which i like for its sheer portability, as i understand the Canon is still a WEE bit large to carry in a pocket easily... (im talking snowboard jacket pocket here) Any comments? ideas? other camera's i should look at?