We all try to make the best of the equipment we can afford in our efforts to make the highest quality video project we can. Most of us owned our video cameras before we got a new mac, then paired the two as best we could. Well lets flip the coin over. I have a 24" imac with a 2.93 dual core processor and 4 gigs of ram. using the editing tools that come with the ilife suite along with a transcoder for file compatibility issues ( read mpeg stream clip). With a bias toward end product quality, what would be the best camcorder to purchase to make the best balance between end product quality and the price of the camcorder. I don't really want to put a price cealing on the question but at the same time I'm not going to rush out and by multi-thousand dollar set up either. My purpose for a new camcorder is to chronicle my favorite hobby.( long range marksmanship) I generally set up one camera at the gun line and another one at the target. These are usually steal plates of various shapes and sizes placed at distances out to a max of 1000 yards. I also would like to video my F class matches so the abilty to zoom in on a target sled 1000 yards away is a BIG PLUS.