Thanks everyone in advance! There is a lot of information on here and my head is spinning already. I’m looking for a digital video camera and here’s the relevant information: I want to take good resolution videos of the kids messing around, transfer them to a DVD, and mail it to hubby while on deployment. These will be short (up to several minutes) and outdoors or in the house but probably no performances or concerts. He will view them with his PC or a TV. I use a mac with leopard OSX 10.5.8 with iMovie 7.1.4 (although have never used the program). I’m willing to upgrade to snow leopard and iLife 09 if necessary. I’ll be transferring the videos to this computer, but my husband uses a PC and MUST be able to view them on his computer (that is the whole point). I’m not interested in editing at this time. Maybe later, as I learn the features and have available time... I will also not be publishing or uploading to youtube, etc. This will be for him, the kids, me, and the extended family to watch. Nothing fancy. I am well-versed in still photography, both film and digital, but am a complete novice in videos. My point-and-shoot camera takes short clips but they are tiny and the resolution is terrible. My Canon Rebel does not take videos (older version) and I’m not too interested in upgrading it. Originally I was most interested in flash media storage, but it sounds like most of you don’t recommend it. I’m willing to use tapes or DVDs, but again have no experience here. and want something pretty user-friendly. I’m looking in the $500 range, although am flexible. Mostly I’m interested in compatibility with both computers, reliability, and ease of use, with potential to grow. Cameras I’ve seen recommended on here: Canon HV20 or 30 or 40, Canon VIXIA HF200, Sanyo VPC-HD2000A, Sony HDR-CX100, and JVC Everio GZ-HM200 Advice? Thanks!