I am finally going to upgrade from my Canon Elura (1st Gen) and I am looking for the best possible camcorder that has a std or optional docking station.

Another alternative would be a camcorder with an integrated charger.

Too often my wife and I find the batteries dead on my cameras. The traditional power brick chargers seem to get unplugged a lot and look ugly. I want to encourage my wife to use the camcorder more often.

Manufacturer specs really do not talk about this feature. Some of the new Sony's have this - but they don't seem to shoot good video.

Any help would be appreciated.