What do you mean by, "like it to have either HDD or SD support, though, as that seems to be better than DVD and Mini-DV for storage reasons"?
The Canon FS10 and FS11 meet your criteria (as do a couple from Flip and Aiptek, but those generally don't make the short list for a couple of reasons).
My dad's birthday is coming up and I've decided it's time for him to upgrade from his mini-VHS almost decade-old camcorder to something a bit newer. It doesn't need to be HD, because he doesn't even have an HDTV. SD will be great.
I would like it to have either HDD or SD support, though, as that seems to be better than DVD and Mini-DV for storage reasons. He's not computer-inept, so he'll be able to handle that.
I'm really looking for something in the $300 range, but I haven't ever shopped for camcorders, so I don't know what I'm exactly getting into. Use your own discretion and help me out!