I forgot to mention we got our camcorder yesterday. I went with the Panasonic PV-GS300 which is a good mid priced model ($475-$500). After a very long research period, I selected it over it's bigger brother the PV-GS500 (which goes for $675-$700). At some point I'm sure we'll go high def so I didn't want to spend too much on this camcorder. I mentioned before this terrific site that does some really in depth reviews on camcorders.
In our limited use we really love it. We took some quick footage of our Yorkshire Terrier who is the King of Slackers. Here's his first starring role and our first movie attempt. It's a little rough but we'll keep practicing with the dog so that we'll be alright when Lil' G comes along.
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