The VX2000 is no ordinary video camera. This consumer version of Sony's ever popular DSR150, is one of the best video cameras available. It is packed full of the usual excellent features that you come to expect from Sony. The camera looks excellent, turn up to a wedding with this and you will be the envy of every HI-8 user. It is certainly worth every penny you pay, the full cost is in your hands and on your TV. The iLink DV in/out will make editing on a PC with software such as Avid Xpress DV or Final Cut Pro painless and enjoyable. Having used this model for some time professionally, I have no qualms in reccomending it, especially to anyone still using HI-8, with absolutely no Generation Loss, perfect recordings are what you will get every time.