Summary: This is our first video cam. I did lots of research in video cameras before making this purchase and from all I read it seemed to have many features of more expensive models. It's great! Easy to handle and simple to operate even for beginners like us. Another great feature is the fact that we don't have to deal with the inconvenience of tapes or disks. It has a 60 GB hard drive and records directly into the camera to be transfered to your PC.