Hey guys, So my dad is in the market for a new camcorder and he's been asking me if it's worth getting one of the new HD camcorders (like the Sony HDR-HC1) and I have read up a little on them and it seems too me like it would be better to wait for the next generation (but I know very little about camcorders, I know more about cameras). I was wondering what you guys's take on this was? Additionally, my dad kinda wants to make this happen today, so if he didn't get a HD camcorder, what kind of budget camcorder would be good and serve his purpose (sort of tide him over till a better HD came out)? Because we're going on a trip shortly and he really really wants to have a good camcorder for it. This is the list he sent me: Hard Drive- Midrange Sony DCR-SR 40 - about $450-00 No hot shoe, no light, 1 MP still Sony DCR-SR 80 $700+ very good- should we buy this or spend 300-400 more go to Hi Def Hard Drive- Hi Def Sony HD HC3- Best Hi Def for now, improve over the previous model Need to play back from the recorder, unless you have the Blue Ray player($800-00) Mini DV recorder - Low budget best bang for buck Canon Elura 100 $309 Just serves the purpose- poor low light Thanks guys!