Billie is painting, Olly is at a friend’s house for tea, Juliet is waiting in an interminable queue at Watford General Hospital to see her consultant (our third baby is due 1st May) and I am shopping for a Mini DV Camcorder. My friend Paul, who knows more about it than I do, says I should look for the these features: dv in and out, manual focus, mic-in plug, adjustable white balance/exposure, decent manual zoom and avoid the e-wizardry that seems common now (Bluetooth, email, MPEG). I like the look of this Sony DCR-PC101 and Apple are featuring this Canon MV5i. I want a really small camera and I don’t want to spend more than about ?1000 ($1500). What do you recommend?