I'm looking for an HD camcorder with acceptable indoor video quality. My editor will be iMovie 09 I currently have a standard def Samsung MX20, which is okay (it records in regular H.264 MP4, which is nice), but it records in interlaced mode (with wrong aspect ratio to boot) & is useless indoors. I'm looking at 2 HD camcorders, the Canon HF-M300 and Sanyo VPC-FH1A. Technically I don't need HD (720p or even 480p, as long as it's progressive, is fine), but it seem manufactures are reserving their better sensors for the more expensive HD models. I know a lot of point-n-shoot digicams can record progressive videos and even HD, but they usually don't have good audio recording. The Sanyo: +Cheaper +Records in iFrame format, supposedly easier for iMovie09 and in progressive. +High speed recording (slow motion) -Video quality? Sanyo is not the first brand that comes up to my mind in regards to optics. -No optical IS -Anybody have any experience with this model? Video quality? The Canon: +It's Canon. Presumably will give better video quality. +Optical IS -AVCHD. I have no experience with this format, other than radin so many people having issues with it. As long as iMovie 09 recognize the video and can import it directly from an SD card via a card reader (not having to go through a seperate transcoder/program), I'm fine. -Price (vs the Sanyo) -Anybody uses this camcorder? I read the manual, and it seems that it can only record in 1920x1080 or 1440x1080. How about 720p? To me 720p is good enough, and smaller file size and bandwidth. Any comments and/or inputs are welcomed. edit: I just stumbled on Sony HDR-CX150. Haven't had much time researching it, but it seems pretty nice, other than the interlaced recording. +cheaper than the Canon +Exmor R sensor. I have seen many positive things about this Sony sensor. +16GB built-in, plus SD card slot (yeah, a Sony with an SD card slot, mind blowing... ) +25x optical zoom -iMovie09 support for Sony's AVCHD? -interlaced Why oh why companies are doing interlaced recording? Why not focus on 720p?