Thinking of moving into the realms of moving footage and buying a digital camcorder. The more I look at them, the more difficult it becomes to make a decision on which one to get. Was looking at this one Buy Sony HDR-CX280E HD 1080p Camcorder, 8.9MP, 27x Optical Zoom, OIS, 2.7â LCD Screen, Black online at John Lewis All I want it to do is take stills, zoom, and be blur free. What sort of zoom should I be looking for ? How long does the battery last ? How much footage can I store on the memory card ? or would a hard disk be better ? What is the recording format ? what sort of software should I get for editing ? Plan on buying it after Xmas in the sales ready for Hols. Any pointers appreciated. Thanks.