I've looked up various camcorders and I'm still unsure of which camcorder to get. I am certain on one thing; it is going to be a mini DV camcorder. I definitely want a camcorder with an external microphone input becaise I despise the motor noise on my older Sony camcorder. And internal microphone is rubbish for picking up what the subject is saying, so I'd really like to be able to hear what is being said and to also somehow block out background noise like cars on the motorway. Apart from this, I am not sure which camcorder or camcorder features would be most sutiable for making short films. I am not looking for something top of the range because my budget is... about £180 - £300. Is it possible to get a decent camcorder at that price? Any advice would be much appreciated.