Hello, all. I'm getting into new territory... I'm thinking about getting a digital camcorder, and would like some input. I would like to spend as little as possible, but I don't want to buy junk (under $500, preferrably around $400). I've noticed some camcorders around $400, such as some Panasonic and Canon models. Are these any good? Features I am looking for: Widescreen mode (any camcorders do multiple aspect ratios?) Firewire port Manual control options (focus, apeture, white balance) LCD screen (of course) Still camera mode Which is better, MiniDV or Digital8? I've heard that MiniDV is hard to service. Can Digital8 still dump to a computer via Firewire? Any good models fit the bill? Thanks for the help!