Wow My wife bought one and is learning how to use it now. She spent an hour or so early this morning filming and photographing the Humming Bird dog fights in our flower beds. Now that's some machine! Zeiss lens, 100GB hard disk AND it takes a Memory Stick Duo or Pro card. You can take a still photo and save it to either the disk or the media card while you're filming. This is the first camcorder in the house and it's fun learning the system.