Searched and found the last camcorder threads are from 2008.
So what's the story in recent days? With everyone and their mother on YouTube, I'm sure there should be tons of camcorders in daily use. (Or are most people using webcams now? I want one to take on vacation and for my wife to use in her travels.)
I'm looking for a quality camera that has:
- HD quality video (720P or better)
- 10X optical zoom or better
- good battery life
- uses flash memory cards
- compact / easy to use
- under $400
- I'll be using with a PC
My search thus far has me leaning toward a Sony HDR-CX190 for $258 (Amazon). But there are only 15 reviews and 4 are quite negative.