I have been on the net for days trying to find the most in-depth reviews for various Digital Camcorders and am more confused than ever by the hundreds of sound-bite-length comments and quotes. I need an inexpensive camcorder ($400-500) that is capable of porting movies (not stills) into my Sony Vaio computer via firewire so that I can edit using built-in software. The ads and reviews for camcorders I've seen sometimes mention USB, but my understanding is that this is a somewhat slower process than firefire )which is almost never mentioned although I believe a bunch of models have this capability). I will be using this unit to make relatively simply "virtual tours" for local real estate agencies, but I do need a camera that will give me good quality images both indoors (with ambient light) and outdoors. A camera that can also convert analog vhs for streaming to the computer would also be a big plus, but is not a necessity. Anyone have experience with anything that might work for me??? Thanks for any info.