Please can you help? I need to buy a camcorder and time is fast running out. I have decided that a Mini DV is right though I haven't read any review about a hard drive one and am curious about those. I need an analogue input, fairly decent optical zoom (around 16x) and low light recording, DV in/out, and preferably a 3in screen (is there much of a difference between 2.5 and 3 inches - it looks like a big difference to me, do you get used to it?) I currently use a Sharp Viewcam and love using the LCD screen rather than the viewfinder. The camera will mainly be used for holidays and family but I would like something a bit more substantial than the budget family machine. I will be doing all editing on the PC so don't need much in that dept on the camcorder. I love the size and style of the JVC GR-DX95 and JVC GR-DX97 although I find the Panasonic NV-GS150 much more comfortable. Maybe you get used to the JVC style? I don't like the reports of the noisy audio on the Canons and I have an aversion to Sony. Any suggestions? My budget is £700 max. I don't want to pay for gadgets that I won't use but I want a machine that will serve me well for a good few years. Many thanks for your help.