For some time, I've really wanted to pick up a Mini DV Camcorder to film short movies or whatnot, but I couldn't justify the expense to myself. Just now, I started a Broadcast Video class and the big semester project is to make a 10 minute movie. So, now I think I may be able to justify buying one. So, for those of you who have one or have looked into them, do you have any recommendations for me? My price range is $300 or less. Also, I should mention that I'm not interested in a Sony camcorder, as everything I've owned by Sony has fallen apart (except for the PS2...).