Originally Posted by ronaldkwok
Thanks for the suggestion but try telling that to your wife!
Just kidding. That's her style and it would be more interesting (though more shaky) but as the editor, I can cut some of it out where necessary.
I am the same, a novice, so the Canon HF11 wobbles all over the place as well. We did get a cheapish Velbon tripod to compensate, but handheld is extremely wobbly and shaky, wouldn't know what to do with the even poorer stabilisation in the Sanyo.
That Manfrotto monopod, carbon fiber telescope that shoves in quite small does look really nice, with a tiny tripod at the bottom, but it's 130 euro.
Have her watch this, that pistolgrip, with the thin lens allows for a very light grip impossible with regular shape camcorders. http://www.vimeo.com/1469722