Last month I got a Sony TRV740 (second best model) Digital 8 Handycam. I would have liked to get DV/mini DV but didnt have the money. I was wondering how does Digital 8 compare to DV/mini DV. And how do Digital 8 and DV/mini DV compare to Hi8. I have an old Panny VHS-C and my Sony Digial 8 completly blows it away. And I noticed a great improvement in PQ when using svideo instead of composite video on my Sony. I have yet to hook it up to my PC via USB or firewire to experiment with digital video editing. While on the subject I also got a Sony CDMavica CD-200 2.1 mega pixel digital still camera. That works great! I love being able to use a 185MB mini CD-RW that costs a buck instead of a 128MB Memory stick that costs ~$90. I orginally wanted to go with the 3.3 mega pixel (CD300) CDMavica but the price difference was too great. I wish there was a 2.7 MP model but Sony only makes the 2 models that I mentioned.