So I plan on filming some skateboarding and BMX. I need a miniDV cam that produces good quality and is fairly robust. I am mainly looking at used cameras and I want to spend under $300. I realize this isn't much money but I have been looking at a couple of cameras right now that fit my price range and will do what I need, the Canon Optura Xi and the Panasonic PV-DV953. I'm just wondering people's opinions on these 2 cameras and if there is anything I should keep in mind about them. I was also wondering if there are any other cameras I should consider and what lenses I should be looking at? Thanks, -Gnar.