I'm waiting for Canon's ZR45MC to be released. I've never had a Camcorder before. I remember my parents had a Super 8 recorder and they have lots of old tapes of European vacations! I will have to find a way to get those memories onto a more modern medium. A friend (with a Canon Elura) told me about how he shoots his child whenever she learns something new, and how looking back at older recordings he has forgotten just what she used to be like. Sounds fabulous! What do you use your Camcorder for? And how do you back up your movies? On a hard drive? Just keep the tapes around? CDROM? I'm going on a Caribbean vacation for the first time soon, and unfortunately won't have a camcorder in time. Still I have my regular camera and it's loaded with Velvia film ready for deep blue seas!