If sticking with the mini-Dv tape format and having control over what frame rate you record in appeals to you, then check out the Canon Vixia HV 40.
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.
Tons of information on all types of video cameras, plus tips on how best to use them.
No matter what kind of video equipment you are looking to buy, B&H Photo will carry it. Here is a video tour of the B&H website showing you how the B&H site is a wealth of information about each and every piece of equipment they carry.
Watch this video review on the Panasonic AG-DVX100b Video Camera. A solid and versatile prosumer level video camcorder, this post contains a video review of the Panasonic AG-DVX100b.
Which video camcorder should you buy? Depends on lots of different factors. Here is a rundown on how to evaluate whether a video camera will meet your needs.