It looks like no one wants to tackle this question on the Digital Camera Forum.
I suggest you post your question on the Camcorders Forum.
Here is a link to the Camcorders Forum:
I need a new point and shoot with low shutter lag, compact, tough, and a decent zoom.
Also are the videos shot with the flip HD good enough to capture family memories or should we just fork over the money on a HD camcorder.
Thanks so much for all your help!