(here comes the best buy in me)
The flips....(Flip Slide
Pros-.... are great. Perfect for just having in your pocket and ready to take a video always. 720p HD video theyre all 8gb internal memory except for the new Flip Slide
. those are 16gb internal flash memory.
Cons- the only downside to the older flips is you cant upgrade the memory i.e. SD card.
check out the Kodak Zx3
Pros- Super cool camera. 1080p HD Video. Waterproof up to 10 feet. SD card memory. (which is a plus over the flips.) also within budget. i have sold TONS of these at best buy. not one negative complaint yet. they are cool.
cons-im not sure if you can zoom or not. but if you can zoom, no cons yet IMO
the Kodak Zi8
Pros- This is pretty much the same exact camera as the Kodak Zx3. EXCEPT not waterproof. and it has its own editing software aswell. you also get a bigger screen and you CAN zoom with it.
agin a very great camera. (also within budget)
i would stay away from any other handheld though.
they are gonna run a little more. But i would check out the sony camcorders. i love those. they are very small and compact. all touchscreen. have the quickest autofocus. i am just a big fan of the sony camcorders.
let me know if you need anything else