Im in the market right now for a fairly affordable HD camcoder and my research has led me upon this. Some sites it canbe found for $700 usd. Saw it in circuit city the other day for like $1200 usd and loved the picture quality. Just wondering some other stuff if anyone has one or demo'd one. My main question is what method does the camera use to capture video to your computer. Does it use firewire? Also, i am editing in sony vegas and i was wondering if the rendered videos for the web (ie wmv files) reflect the HD recording or appear as high end SD quality. I have read some reviews. Any pros/cons anyone has seen about this camera please post! Im in college now cash is already tight and i want to make sure i dont spend my money on anything that i wont be happy with.