"Great Camera on Close-Out Deal - Paid $440 at Frys"3.0 starson by TrackSnakeLA
Pros: This camera has 1. HD quality, 2. optical image stabization, good warranty, multiple outputs including YUV & HDMI, and an external mic jack. A nice feature set, and I shopped for them.
Cons: 1. The menus are kinda wacky, 2. the software is hard to use, even for a network geek like me, and 3. if you want to use it for a Webcam (for Skype) you'll need USB drivers AND an aspect conversion box (HD to SD)
Summary: At the time of this writing, this camcorder is two generations old, but still has killer quality.