DVD isn't our favorite format for consumer video, but 3CCDs are better than one, so if you're looking into the DVD cams, you might want to give Panasonic's VDR-D250 or VDR-D300 a look. They drop for $900 and $1000 respectively, with 10x zooms and 2.7-inch LCDs, and the main difference between the two being the Leica lens and 3.1 megapixel pictures on the VDR-D300, with the VDR-D250 going 2.3 sans Leica.

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