Check to see which, if any, will work with a helmet cam. That way, you can record handsfree... Basically, the camera need to do video in - but not through the lens - through the AV jack. And while helpful, it is not necessary to have a LANC connector... Even if you don't do this immediately, plan ahead so if you *want* to, you can...
EXAMPLE ONLY: http://www.viosport.com/
Are you locked into Canon for any particular reason?
Are the top Canon camcorder choices for a christmas gift for my husband. It's use will be mostly outdoors (primarily during our ski trips). I have heard pros and cons of all, but I'm not sure which should be my top choice. Any suggestion? Thanks!