I am a pure Costco kink of guy. Love their return policy. So here is my dilemma. Want to get my first camcorder to try a new hobby at the end of life. I don't have too many years left, so don't want to invest a fortune of my Gracie dog's inheritance. Here are my 2012 Costco Xmas sales on camcorders. Which do you suggest for me. Thanks
Sony HDR-CX 260 bundle w/ 16gb flash memory - $80 off brings it down to $369 until xmas.
Canon HFR 300 w/ case + xtra battery, 8gb card - $50 off makes it $249
Panasonic V500 w/ 8gb card and case - no discount. $279
I like saving money on their discounts. So, is the Sony above that much better than the Panasonic for $90 less. Or better yet, is the Canon the one to buy at $120 less. Any of these are in my price range, but I would be happy knowing I got a great camera I would enjoy just as much for less money.