I don't know if this bothers anyone else or if it's just me, but it seems as though I can't find a mini dv cam that suits my needs. I am a film student so I dont really need or can afford a professional 3 ccd camera. But I dont want or need to pay the extra money for all the crap that comes along with a consumer mini dv cam. Like the digital camera stills with 2 megapixles. Why dont they take that crap off and up the ccds? I want a bare bones 2 ccd minimum (preferably 3) manual control camera with a good lense. Is there any camera that exists like this? I really think there shouldn't be such a huge gap from consumer to pro cams. They need a cam to bridge the gap in the amatuer category. Aspiring film makers unite and let me know what you think. If anyone knows of a camera that fits my needs or something similar please let me know.