My wife and I have never owned a camcorder/video camera, but with a baby on the way this summer, we'd really like to pick one up. I have to admit, I really don't know a whole lot about them anymore, as I haven't really used one since my parents got theirs in the late 80s/early 90s timeframe. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has opinions on what would be a good (and somewhat affordable) choice? What do you have (or would like to have)? Is it better to go with a "mini DVD" camcorder, a "mini DV" camcorder, or just a digital video camcorder? Do any of them even use tapes anymore? I'd just as soon avoid anything that is close to getting outdated, so it would be something we could use for awhile. Anyways, if anyone has any opinions, we'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much.