My trusted Canon Legria 306 broke when it got soaked during an unexpected downpour in South Carolina... since then, I was reduced to my cheapo 200 Euro backup cam. Was never really happy, shaky image quality and lousy audio. After a real good month (nice payment from YouTube came in), I ordered a new one. Panasonic HC X929! Great built-in mike, and a Leica lens. http://www.panasonic.de/html/de_DE/...+Filmer/HC-X929/Übersicht/11419981/index.html Hooray! Should be here tomorrow.