Not sure if my post last week went thru - but I used a ZR60 last week and was very happy with the result. To test it, I just recorded myself playing a piano. The sound was actually quite clean, but I couldn't figure out what the thumping sound was until I realized it was my foot on the damper pedal of the piano that it was picking up! The book also mentioned using an external powered mike if you want, but for fun I tried an old SM58 (non-powered) thru a mike cable and a transformer to an 1/8" jack, and the gain was even a little stronger than the internal mike, and, yes, still quite clean. I haven't taken the audio track into Peak or Sound Forge yet to see if there is a registerable floor noise, but I really don't expect there to be one. On first impression, after capturing it in Premiere, it seems to be even quieter than an XL1 that I used to use! jb > From: czayachkowski at shaw.ca > Reply-To: "Macintosh Digital Video List"<MacDV at lists.themacintoshguy.com> > Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 17:01:19 -0400 > To: "Macintosh Digital Video List" <MacDV at lists.themacintoshguy.com> > Subject: [MacDV] Canon ZR-60 > > Is there anyone out there using a Canon ZR-60 miniDV?