well, here is some more information about your original choice: http://wize.com/reviews/sony-handycam-dcr-dvd505-dvd-camcorder
but as you know, once you buy something, the "updated" version of it will be released within a week or two.
best of luck though!
I am purchasing my first camcorder to be used for home movies of my children. I read the review of the sony handycam dcr-dvd505 and decided on it. Then found out it was replaced by the 508 model.
Should I get the old or the new??? What are the differences??