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hockey/soccer mom needs HD camcorder buying advice

I want a new camcorder for our trip to DC. We have tickets for the Easter egg roll at the white house and I want to preserve this memory for the kids. I also have a son that plays travel ice hockey and a daughter playing outdoor soccer and would like to get some video of games. I know I want 10x + optical zoom, image stabilization and a low light mode would be nice. I want to stay under $400 as I am sure technology will change/improve leaving me wanting a new one in 2 or so years. Looking at Panasonic HDC TM10 and Canon Vixia HF200, but open to other suggestions.

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