Hi all, I am looking at getting a High Def Camcorder and I was looking at the Canon HV30 and the Canon HF100. I would be buying from Amazon as they currently have a 12 month 0% Interest if I use my Amazon credit card. The HV30 is on sale for $687 and the HF100 is $600. Could someone help me out on the differences between these two models (besides the obvious fact that one is MiniDV and the other is Flash based)? I am looking for three main things: Quality, ease of transfer, and battery life. I also see that the HF100 doesn't have a viewfinder, so I would imagine a lot of battery life would be wasted by having the LCD open whenever recording. Does one have a better feature set over the other? I would say my budget in the camcorder category is $700. If you could suggest a different model/type please do so as well. I have been searching the forums and searching online and these were the two I thought were best for this price range.