I tested my vocals on this camcorder: Amazon.com: Sony HDR-FX1 3-CCD HDV High Definition Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom: Camera & Photo When I tested, the vocals sound very crisp and clear like a Neumann U87, but precompressed in the recording. The only downfall, when I set it to DV, it records at 48k at 16 Bit, but I don't hear any vocal difference. Do you recommend that I use this camcorder as a vocal mic, and later transfer it to my PC and add it into my project? Or is it better to buy a stationary recording kit, that is a thousand dollar mic, with a thousand dollar pre and D/A converter? My friend told me that any mic (even my 40 dollar MXL 990 and AKG 8000S) is professional enough for recording vocals for a Pop Track.