If you’re looking for a small, yet remarkably professional video camera, the Canon Vixia HF G10 would be a great choice. Easy to tuck into a suitcase, the Vixia HF G10 gets a stunning 1920 x 1080 HD and has that all-important input for a second microphone.
For an economical video camera, the Canon Vixia HF M500 is a remarkably versatile and useful video camera with several advanced, professional features.
Looking for professional features in a consumer grade video camera? Try the Canon line of Vixia camcorders, they have that all-important microphone input and shoot HD on a consumer grade budget.
In order to help you chose the right video camera, I made this short video tutorial that explains some of the basics about video cameras. You can watch it in less than three minutes and then the sales guy at the store won’t be able to fool you into wasting money on worthless features.