I bought a new HD video camera this summer to replace my Canon DV that was dieing a slow death. I LOVE the Sanyo camera I got and the bundle that included a nice case, a 1g memory card, an EXTRA battery, and a HDMI cable, all for under $200. $180 to be exact. I ordered it from Best Buy online. Fry’s had it but it was over $200. The camera shoots 1280×720 30fps. That’s the introductory size of HD, most camera’s now offer 1280 x 1080. I’m happy with 1280×720 and it will help with file sizes of the video. The camera has a nice 3″ LCD screen and 30x OPTICAL zoom! It also has a photo taking mode.
Here is some sample footage that shows you the powerful 30x zoom: