My wife and I decided to give one relative a camcorder for the holidays. The relative had one of those old vhs type camcorders from the late 80s, and it finally broke. The relative is not computer savy but does know his way around electronics such as vcrs, plasma tv, and dvd players. I have two catagories for a camcorder, 8mm or minidv. I found one of each formats for about the same price, one Sony 8mm and one Samsung minidv. Which format would be a better choice as far as clarity, quality and ease of use? What are the pros and cons of each?