This question may be irritatingly specific whilst confusingly vague, so I apologise in advance.
I'm interested in video editing, but I don't particularly want to get in quite to the depth of tapes of footage and all the hassle involved (at the company I work we used to edit videos and we ended up with stacks of footage on tapes, great quality, but a pain to administer).
I'm looking to get a video camera of some description that records to solid-state memory, such as SD cards. The sort of resolution I'd be looking for would be at least 640x480, but preferably higher, closer to DVD resolution (720x576, I believe?). I'd want the footage at about 25fps, but higher wouldn't go amiss.
I want it to record in a format that is actually vaguely useful, so not ASF (as a previous cam did..). MJPEG would probably be good, but I'm not overly concerned, as long as it's not too Windows-centric..
..because I use Linux and only linux on my PCs. I enjoy editing video using an app called Kino, although I may move onto LiVES or Cinelerra, but for now I like the simplicity of Kino.
Size is also a factor, as I want to be able to take this with me everywhere, for preference.
Aside from normal cameras, I'm also considering the Nokia N93 phone.
Is anyone willing or able to recommend anything that would fulfill these requirements?