alright, ive had two shitty $300 cameras. i mean im not that experianced, but ive been into photography for while and ive made plenty of edits. i really wanna take it to the next step, if not a few steps. i just got a macbook pro and i plan on getting final cut pro. Im definatly gonna use it for skiing but i also plan to use it for documentaries when i go to guatemala again and things like that. i just haven't really read up on a lot of cameras and shit like that. I have a friend who ive filmed with. He has the sony hdr A1U. i just wanted some information and some tips on what to look for in a camera. sorry if i dont know everything about cameras.