to be clear, when u say nightshot, do you mean slow shutter, or sonys infrared system?
I would like to purchase one camcorder for family purpose. I just want to purchase the right one, of course HD feature so I don't have to purchase new model in the near future, night shot is one of my criteria for outdoor recording, easy to use. I currently confuse to choose between Sony, Canon, JVC or Panasonic. for Sony I have identified HDR-XR200E could be the option but not sure if this is the right model, the price is around $850.