Thought I'd could suss out what I want by Googling reviews etc but it's nightmare so I'm hoping you good folks can give me some starter suggestions of what to buy. I can narrow the field to start with.
Budget up £200 ish
Not bothered about HD as my computer is old and don't need it anyway.
Mostly going to use it for Youtube but I want good audio reproduction as much as video for music recording. An external mic input would be really an asset if poss.
Prefer a flip out type screen and want to put it on a tripod too so probably rules out the cellphone style cameras.
Probably prefer flash card memory - less to go wrong
Optical zoom of course and if poss optical image stabilisation
Not bothered about lots of fancy doody features that require you to read a manual the size of a bus. Quality over quantity. Thanks for your time (in anticipation).