Hey Rubydog. I'm using a Sony Handycam xr-150 and it wasn't cheapest camera I was looking at but it had all the features I was interested in. The camera cost around 650 dollars. I only have one complaint... I really wish it had a jack for an external microphone but all in all I'm happy with my purchase. Also, I recently bought two 8 hour battery packs, a wide angle lens, and pistol grip for it so I can capture some truely awesome spring turkey hunting action. I can hardly wait.