I have A Panasonic HDC SD 200 which I use for filming tandems in skydiving. I choose it for its 3CCD sensor.
However the biggest problem is that (as far as I can tell) you have to open the screen to begin recording. You can stop recording with the screen closed but not the other way around. Also, there is not a LANC port. Any wizards know any solutions other than buying another video camera?