I’ve been browsing the camcorders on Amazon.com. Wow have they come a long way. About 5 years ago I picked up a Samsung SCD103 for about $300. Works great for everyday shooting of the kids. The LCD screen died on it though. It’s still usable. I just have to look through the tiny little viewfinder now, which is annoying.
I was reading the December 2010 issue of Consumer Reports and noticed ratings for pocket camcorders. They look really promising for what I would use it for. Simple, affordable, portable, and pretty good quality.
I’m really liking the Kodak PlaySport Zx3. It is available at Amazon.com for $140 as a bundle with a 4gb sd card, tripod and remote control. Sweet little deal. It’s the top rated pocket camcorder by Consumer Reports too.
The other 4 top rated pocket camcorders are:
1. Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5
2. Panasonic HM-TA1
3. Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5
4. Creative VF0624
All are available for under $200.