I have recently purchased a Mini DV camcorder model number NV. On the whole I am very pleased with the picture quality and ease of use. One major downside was the lack of a scart converter with the camcorder, something that Sony provide with all camcorders. This was difficult to find at an electrical retailer and without it you are unable to payback on most moder TV's. When I contacted Panasonic they were extremely uninterested in my comments. It is also worth shopping around as the price varied by a much as £100 with the big retailers giving the worse deals.