Hi All,

I'm in the market for a new video camera as my Sony HC24 has just died a death.

I'm looking at Full HD but really looking for advice on what cameras work nicely with Sony Vegas 9. I'm prepared to spend upto 500.

I've been looking around and noticed there are a lot of HDD Cameras but have always been put off these as I've been led to believe DV was the way to go due to the compressed recordings a HDD camera makes. Is this still the case with the newer Hi Def HDD cameras? Can you get Hi Def DV Cameras?

If you can get Hi Def DV Cameras then would that be able to play my existing DV tapes? Very handy as I still have hours of holiday footage I need to capture onto my PC.

What do you guys suggest?