Ok... let start with the fact that I have not had an interest in video (don't really know why.. just never appealed to me) and that I know very little about camcorders/video. So in this respect, I'm a complete and utter newbe. Well... my wife mentioned yesterday that she would like to have video clips of our son growing up to send to folks in our home state of Texas. I've got about $400 in cash to put towards a camcorder (not a penny more... not pulling on credit with everything that is going on). Anyone recently purchased a camcorder in this price range have any input? I'm currently considering the Canon FS100 which is flash SD based with 48x zoom. High Definition is not in the budget nor important. I am guessing that battery life and low-light performance is higher priority. I have a bank of SD cards for my digital cameras so that would be convenient. Should I be considering a Hard Drive based camcorder? Any input/opinions/direction is greatly appreciated.