Sony DCR DVD105
340k pixels; 20x optical zoom / 800x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; image stabilization; 2.5 inch LCD; 1lb. 1 oz.; 8cm DVD-R/RW+/RW- media storage
Record directly to DVD with the Sony DCR-DVD105, and do away with tangles of a/v cables and outmoded tapes for a crisp, one-step playback. While this model is on the lower-end of Sony's DVD capable camcorders, it's still somewhat expensive. If you do take the plunge and go the DVD route, make sure you have a DVD player that is capable of reading DVD-R, RW+, and RW- discs. Still, the DVD105 is quick, compact, and ready to go.