I've already got a Sony DCR HC19e, which is a fun, easy and simple cam. It's great but won't accept a DV in for a bullet cam. A guy reccommended a DCR HC96e (which is great as I want to stay with tape), but this has no external mic. It is 3CCD but so is the Panasonic GS400. I don't want to leave Sony but the docking station for the 96e is a pain apparently. I know you can't have everything but I make high action sports and aviation films and now require external bullet cam support. Am I right in favouring the Sony just 'cos I've had one and are familiar? Do you guys know of a better cam for bullet cam support? I'm a pilot and promise to put some films on site here, just need to get a better camera for the job...help, much appreciated.