Hey guys, I proposed to my parents that I would earn as much money as possible to pay for a new camera, the rest they would be able to help me with. On the list right now is the Panasonic AG-DVC30, are there any other options within the 1500-2000 dollar price range? Please don't stretch past 2000 because I'm already streching past 1600 dollars. I want a good 3 ccd chip camera with plenty of manual control. I doubt I'll add many lenses and such because I probably won't afford it. I'm not interested in HDV. Thanks guys, I'm very excited because I'm going from a broken down Digital 8 camcorder to a prosumer camera, a very big jump for me.