The less compression/better image will allow better capture of motion.
Look at the Panasonic PV-GS500... or the Sony HC96 (I think). Use a tripod or monopod. Get extra batteries. Get a good case.
I am looking for a little advice on buying my first camcorder. I have done lots of research and am still back to where I started. Don't really have a clue. The camcorder will be used to film outdoor sporting events, adventure type vacations and my dogs in agility and flyball competitions. As well as family get togethers, etc...I will use my MacBook for editing. Price range is up to $1000. But don't have to spend that much if a camcorder is cheaper and a better choice. Thanks ahead of time!