I've beeen doing a great deal of research trying to find a cheap camera with reasonable quality picture. I tested the Flip HD Ultra 8GB and was really impressed at the picture you get for the money. BUT I then ran some footage through Premiere elements 8 only to find that when outputting to DVD it dropped frames.
I found that the camera records at 30fps, but the DVD output is in PAL at 25fps. I've tried software conversion with no joy.
I'm now searching desperately for a Widescreen HD 25fps pocket/compact camcorder under the £200 mark (or thereabouts).
Please can anyone recommend something that fits the bill?