Hi all - I'm ready to jump into the digital camcorder pond... and would sure appreciate some advice. I've been doing some research and am unsure if I can actually get something I'll be happy with for a number of years at the price I'm intersted in paying. Here's what I know: 1. I do not want to skimp on video quality. Does this mean if I don't get 3 CCD I'll be kicking myself in 2-3 years? 2. I'd like a wide screen mode 3. I'd like a good optical zoom 4. I dont care about stills, I have an Olympus C700 for that 5. I want an analog pass through to be able to take my old stuff off my old camcorder and convert it (can you do this from a vcr as well for old tapes?) 6. I was hoping to spend $700 or so... but now I just want to find out what I need to spend to get something I'll be happy with. 7. I'd like something that's small but I'm not concerned about it being as small as humanly possible. Here's the thing, though. I do not want to spend $700-$800 on something that in 2-3 years will be out of date. I know how fast technology advances... but what I mean is, I'm willing to pay (within reason) what I need to to get the kind of camera that I can use for a long time. So if THE camera is $1000-$1200? Well... then that's what it is. We'd just have to figure out if it's worth it right now or not. For example, my C700 has a 10x optical zoom, and shoots great photos. I don't care that they come out with 3 meg cameras, or later 4 or 5 megs. My camera is great and we'll be able to use it for a long time. We're taking our 4-year old (sorry, he'd get mad.. 4 and A HALF) to Disney in August, and if we could swing it, I'd like to get something for the trip. But if it's simply too expensive to get what we need to get now... I'd rather wait than get something I'll regret. Thanks in advance for your help.