Hi all,

I was asking a lot of questions about a good camera to get that would be in my price range a few months ago, and with the help of the folks on this forum and a lot of reviews, I eventually ended up doubling my willing price range to allow me to get a Panasonic V770 ... ordered it today, and should receive it in about a week.

Also got a 64gb memory card, a tripod, and a USB 'power bank' I think they call it? Batteries for this version of Panasonic are absurdly expensive, and for about 1/6th the cost of a two hour battery I got a power bank that would run the camera for something like 8 or 10 hours between charges.

Will probably also get an external mic in a month or two, but want to at least try the built it one, first ... that, and I just spent all my money on the camera ... can't afford to add on a good mic, yet.

So wanted to say thanks to all those who helped me make the decision on what camera to get, and still welcome all comments on how to get the most out of my camera.