I have been looking for my first AVCHD and most places/reviews took me to this one. As i am into sports and like filiming my mates in action and then making video's out of them, people have said in their reviews that this camera is suitable for that kind of thing. Also i want to start getting into recording other everyday stuff like scenery for example and i'm sure pretty much anything else as well! The TM700 is maybe a bit advanced for me as i have never owned one like it but its affordable and i am looking to start a media/video making/filming course if attempting to teach myself fails. I was also wondering if the camera would work with sony vegas(stupid question but i just want to make sure). Answers or opinions to any of the above would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, George.