Does anyone have any idea how long it will be before apple computers can deal with AVCHD without converting it? I have owned three mini DV cameras over the past six years - 2 Sony and one JVC. My average length of use is about two years. Aside from the fact that they seem to break on me far too often, I think it is extremely troublesome to get the video footage into the computer. I hate having to play the tape in real time into the computer. You can call me lazy, but I have a 2 year old and a four year old and I just want the video clips in the computer, so I can send them out. Because of this, I am far more likely to shoot video using my point and shoot photo still camera. I just plug in the camera and drag the footage over. It's ready for email. Maybe I have to do an export from quicktime, but overall it's pretty easy. The quality leaves a lot to be desired, but it's easy enough that I'll do it. Also, the still camera fits in my pocket and I'm much more likely to take it with me. I'd like to buy one of the new Sony flash cameras, but I'm afraid of the AVCHD. I really don't want to deal with converting it and then exporting it for storage down to a somewhat manageable file size. I've been considering the Sanyo XD1000. I have read all the reviews about the poor quality of the camera, the problems with image stabilization and customer support, and the fact that you can only shoot in 720P and have it work on your mac. However, the fact that it shoots in MP4 files that you can drag right onto your desktop, view in quicktime and send out in about two secs make it extremely appealing to me, plus it has the added bonus of being small enough to fit in a jacket pocket with ease. Unless AVCHD is going to become easy to deal with sometime soon, I'm really considering getting this camera. Does anyone know how much longer before AVCHD is as easy to work with?