Sony HX5V - Panasonic ZS7 - Samsung (Z35W) I assume you mean HZ35W
Someone has already done all the work for you.
Here is a link to a review/comparison of Compact Super Zoom cameras which includes the three cameras you mentioned:
I am so confused!! I want a small camera that will also take videos of my kids so I don't have to carry both a camcorder and camera around. the most important thing for me is the ease of which to transfer the videos to a dvd or to something I can save them on.
(also I am curious if any of these can make a photo out of a part of the video, but that is not crucial, just curious)
all the reviews at this time are pointing me toward the 3 I listed, but I am not sure if there is something out there that would be better for me.
I would like to spend in around $300 or so, and again the movie feature is the most important.
any feedback would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.
I am ready to buy it now.