Get a Sanyo 720p camcorder for $149.99
This is a new camera and it comes with goodies such as a spare battery, carrying case, and HDMI cable.
Geeks.com has the Sanyo Xacti VPC-ZH1 720p camcorder for $149.99. That is after applying coupon code ZH1R at checkout and adding about $11 for shipping to the cost.
This deal came to my attention on Friday, so there's a good chance it will sell out sometime today. If the deal ends, you can grab the Xacti for $159.99 from Amazon; however, you wont get the extras included with the Geeks.com deal.
Before I get to the camcorder, let's talk goodies: Geeks is also throwing in a 1GB SD card, an HDMI cable, a spare battery, and a carrying case.
The VPC-ZH1 shoots high-definition 720p video and stores video on SD/SDHC cards--it can support cards up to 32GB. The bundled 1GB card is probably good for about 30 minutes of HD recording, though that's just a wild guess on my part.
Some noteworthy specs include a 30x optical zoom, a 3-inch LCD, and user-adjustable settings for things like exposure, ISO, and white balance--options you won't find on your Creative Vados and Flip Videos. Oh, and you have to love the fire-engine-red paint.
I can't find many reviews of the VPC-ZH1; however, the three user ratings at the Amazon link are extremely positive. If you already own one of these, get thee to the comments!
Much as I like the pocketability of a compact cam like the Flip or Vado, there's much to be said for something you can grip. For hobbyist videographers, this is a hard deal to pass up.