I'd like to buy an HD camcorder. So far I'm really interested in a Flip HD since it looks about as easy to use as an Apple product would be. I'm looking for pros\cons, opinions on those who own a Flip, or anyone that might recommend I buy something else instead. I would be using this to shoot small videos of family, friends, my dog suitable for Youtube, my SmugMug gallery, Facebook, and stringing together in video projects on my iMac. I would like to have HD if possible since I know once I start re-encoding & editing, there is going to be some quality loss. I'm not sure if I can justify spending $400-$600 on a bigger camcorder since I'm not doing this professionally. Who knows, if I'm enticed enough I might go to that point. I know the Flip doesn't have optical zoom, and I don't want to use digital zoom at all if I don't have to. What I don't want to get is a unit that severly blurs the footage when I move the camera. I won't be running with it. If I take my dog out in the backyard and throw him a toy and he brings it back to me, I want to be able to move the camera slightly and see a clear clip of him running, without pixelated blurs. I'm assuming any special image stabilization is available on the Mac side in software? Do the Flip's have auto focus? Suggestions\thoughts?