The Firewire (or as Sony refers to it, the "iLink") port on our family's trusted Sony camcorder, the DCR-TRV17, recently broke and we recieved the unfortunate (and almost unbelievable) news that it'd be $300 just to fix it. Rather than outright paying it I wanted to look into seeing how much it would cost just for a new camcorder, and since I used my old one with Final Cut Express almost every week I wanted to ask some iMovie or FCE users for their reccommendations? Something under $600 Cdn with comparable or superior features to my old model (and maybe a little smaller). I'd like to stick to MiniDV, as tempting as HD is that's a whole other price range. I saw the cool Sanyo C5 one that records to memory cards but I'm not sure how the quality of that video would hold up, and how well it gets along with FCE. Can anyone vouch for it? Thanks for your upcoming suggestions!