My wife and I are now expecting a child. I went out and bought a camcorder so I would have time to practice with it before the day comes. I bought a Sony TRV17 and it seems like a decent piece of equipment. I've read the manual and played with it a little. It seems real easy to use. The picture is not a good as I expected but I'm not sure what I was expecting anyway. It seems to record a little dark when indoors. If anyone out there has any general advice on making decent videos (I've never so much as touched a camcorder before now) or advice specific to this camcorder specifically I'd sure appreciate it.