Hi. Im a beginning film student, well i havent begun just yet cause im currently in school for other studies, but im planning on going next semester to begin it. Im naturally a photographer and i was used to having to manually adjust my settings and using a light sensor because my ancient Yashica camera didnt work properly. I really need to find a good starting camera for me to begin with and get used to. I was looking at a Panasonic HDC-HS300K because it was small, able to attach different lens, had a built in 120GB hdd which i thought would be good for convience and i thought it would help to get me started in just trying and experiment with different camera angles and stuff. But after googling which kinda equipment i should get i found this site and this forum on here and there were many recommendations. now id like to be able to edit and work with the film on a mac so that is why i was looking for one that had a built in hdd, easy transfer ykno. now i honestly dont care about the if its hd or sd, makes no difference because id rather gain experience and earn myself a really good creativity to work with either one so that doesnt matter to me. i dont mind tapes either, i just figured digital media would be easier to transfer around. so if anyone can help me thatd be great. im hoping to stay under maybe 4000 total for camera and any other equipment id need. please help!