I am new here and really would like some advice please regarding a new digital video camera. This is to record the growing up of a soon-to-be new family member so would really like to get this decision right so we can have some great family videos to watch in the future.
Unfortunately we are on a very small budget. My requirement would be something under £150 and with SD storage as this is going to be used mostly by my sister who is not the most tech savvy - I imagine I will be much more able to teach her how to drag and drop some video files from an SD card into a simple editing program and burning a DVD than teaching her how to use firewire cables, DV capture program, then deal with the huge files involved etc etc.
I have seen things like the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 for £85 on eBuyer which seems to have OK video quality but lacks image stabilization: <-- this video in particular makes me feel slightly ill with the shakiness. But this is the kind of thing I am looking for - small, light, easy to use with SD card recording BUT hopefully find something with image stabilization and not quite as overly saturated video too. HD (well... ok we're not going to get much more than 720p for this price, right?) would be nice (so we can keep hold of the files for the future when blu-ray burners/media come down in price) but for now these will probably be recorded to DVDs.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.