I'm looking for a camcorder around $700. Could spend a bit more if necessary. Our family has one of those Sony model using Hi8 tapes. I've seen in the market much smaller ones. Can someone tell me how those work? What kind of tapes do they use. I have no plan to use my camcorder in conjunction with a computer so I don't care about digital cards and so on. I like the smaller ones but if they're not right for me, I don't mind getting one that uses Hi8 tapes. This is for everday uses. It much be able to connect to my TV and be recorded onto a VCR. I do have a digital to composite adapter. Thanks in advance.