So I will be purchasing my first camcorder, hopefully today, and wanted a quick opinion. I will be doing random shooting of friends and some blogging stuff so I don't need anything spectactular. I am fairly new to editing and am just looking to get my hands dirty. I've boiled it down to two cameras: The Canon FS200: I can get one refurbished on Amazon for 199.99. Would this be safe to do? They are 250 new but I figure I could use the extra cash for a tripod. Sony Handycam: Looks like the new ones (not HD) go for around $270. Although I heard that these arent mac compatible? I did some research and I seem to be seeing different answers everywhere. Any advice would help. Thanks : ) Ps: I asked a few of these questions in a thread last week, but it seems to have died and I dont want to keep bumping, hence the fresh thread.