I really want to be able to make copies onto DVDs. My parents are coming along and my Grandparents want copies of our trip too. I was looking at the new Sony handycam with 80 GB hard disk drive, and see it has pretty good reviews. It costs $349. Most of the reviews I’ve read say that they wish the battery life was longer, but I could always do what you suggest and buy a bigger battery.
I don’t want one that records to disk because we got tired of having to change the disks in our old one every 20 -30 min and our disks skipped when we played them back for some reason (maybe we had a bad camera?)
I just don’t want to make a wrong decision on an expense this big, so am looking for input!
Thanks for your reply and advice, LittleMissMagic!