Sony Handycam SR88
Standard definition video; 60x optical/2000x digital zoom; 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen monitor; Still photos; 120GB hard drive; Stereo zoom microphone; LED video light; Captures to Memory Stick PRO Duo/SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium battery;
The Handycam SR88 is the king of the castle in Sony's standard def lineup this year. The features and video quality are identical to the cheaper models, but this guy includes a huge 120GB hard drive for $399 (compare to the SX44's 4GB flash memory for $269). We're not sure why you'd need that much space, especially if you're the kind of casual consumer that would still buy a standard-def camcorder. But hey, it's your call.