I would also recommend an extra high capacity battery or two and a sturdy case (and perhaps a tripod or monopod). For all intents, the video will be similar from the two cameras.
I am looking for a camcorder to take on vacation to England to record my kids. I just need something easy to use and I would like to be able to transfer mini dv tapes to dvd.
I have narrowed my search down to the Sony HC96 or HC48.
Does anyone have any opinions as to which one of these two would be the better one, or do they both perform the same.