I am looking to buy my first camcorder(my son is due to be born in April) and it seems the Digital 8 format is a very appealing one to me.. I need a unit with USB out so I can capture stills of my son and email them to friends and relatives....would a Digital 8 camcorder be good for taking/capturing still shots?....I do not have a digital camera and if I could kill 2 birds/w 1 stone that would be great AFAIK, you can use hi8 tapes and get digital quality recordings...would you recommend the Digital 8 format? Of the D8 camcorders, which is the best bang fot the buck? I know Sony makes D8 camcorders but Hitachi also makes them.....any other brands? I found a Hitachi VMD865LA Digital 8 Camcorder at overstock.com for around $300....is this a good deal? My budget is $350 max and I would like to get the best camcorder for that price or less.... HELP and thank you Kelly Scott Rickards EDIT: I just found out the Hitachi doesn't have a USB out but the Sony DCR-TRV140 does.....is this a better camcorder? Capturing stills on my computer is a big deal for me. I would even consider buying a discontinued model or perhaps even a used unit in good condition if the price was right... Are there any websites you suggest?