I am fairly new to this forum and have been reading all the posts I can and have gained a lot of valuable information. I noted with interest that the preferred camcorder for capturing video is the camcorder that uses mini DV tapes or at least this is my impression, and I could be wrong. So my questions are if the newer camcorders are either mini DV discs, or internal harddrive what is one to do when the mini-DV tape recorders are all gone, as I assume they are no longer in production given the previously mentioned newer camcorder. Is there a real problem with transferring the video from the newer camcorders such as quality etc. Is there any other known downsides to the new camcorders when it comes to capturing video to a PC. I am quite sure the quality of the video has probably drastically improved so I guess this isn't a concern?? Your comments and insight is greatly appreciated.