I've been thinking about buying a camcorder for a while but the past few years, I've been on holiday with a guy who uses one constantly and has been the group videographer. Now it's time to get my own... In Europe, the powers that be have declared that camcorders with DV-in are subject to a higher rate of excise than dv-out only ones. Which means that they're also priced more highly - seems to be about £40-£50 difference. I don't want to spend a huge amount on a camera since things are moving so fast technology wise but I'd rather spend more on a basic camera with better quality video than one with lots of editing features built-in and DV-in since I'd plan on doing most of the editing etc on the Mac. Question is - is it worth the extra to have it? I'm probably only going to use the camera for trips and special occasions. It's not to chart family development or anything. I've got an external HD and a Superdrive so how often do you guys use it?