I'd be glad to give you any relevant info. The fact is that I have no camera yet. Reason...do not know which one of this two cameras to buy. (recently, Sony produced new one PD 170 and has better IRIS command with 24 points instead of 12 on PD 150). I have AVID MOJO editing and DSR 1500AP Rec.Deck but still not yet the camera. Maybe you have some more knolege about the picture quality. Also, there is a possibility of shoting in 16:9 mode (thruly, not as letter box...sciens fiction). Thanks Jordan. Hope you enjoy the climbing up.