Hey everyone I'm new here but I'm planning on buying a budget mini-dv camcorder to just record home video stuff and cool stuff i see along the way of life . . . anyway I don't want to spend more than $300 so I have been looking around at different forums and suggestions from cnet and it just seems more people lean towards canon's camcorders? Specifically, the elura 100 but the problem is those specs just don't seem up to date so I was looking at the ZR850 and the Sony DCR-HC38 which both look good with the Sony having a little better specs. Let me know what you guys think . . . any suggestion as to which camcorder to get would be really helpful and appreciated . . . Thanks.