Hey, I'm new to these forums as you probably can tell. I'm not coming in here blindly though, I did some searching on here, looked up reviews on Youtube, CNET, CamcorderInfo etc. I really want to buy my first digital camcorder soon, but I'm torn on what to get. I've had experience with DV cameras in the past through a couple film classes in high school, got comfortable with them, and then didn't really do much until last summer where I did a lot of shooting/ editing for DVD that my camp gave out free to all the campers. They had a pretty high end Canon that I used, but I'm not sure what route to go. I have a weekend trip coming up later this month that I'll be taking with a couple friends to Nashville/Knoxville to back up one of them who is a singer and I'd love to have something to document random stuff/ possibly get some video for Youtube/ Vimeo. This is where I can't decide between a pocket HD (Kodak Zi6, Sony Webbie) or a cheap mini DV (Canon ZR900?). My budget is <$200 because as much as I'd like to get into editing and stuff again, I doubt it's something I'll be doing much of right now due to my hectic work/school schedule, so it would mostly be used for just off hand occasions. I know I can't afford/ don't need 3ccd and if I go for a pocket cam, I'd prefer something with expandable memory. Thanks for taking the time to read this, any suggestions are welcomed. -Brad Oh, and I'm using a 2.4Ghz white Macbook with iLife '09.