I was looking at the Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 but people say the quality isn't too good. Right now I use a JVC everio HD3. My priorities in a camera are as following
1) picture quality... films in good format (frames flow well), picture is super crisp especially when moving the camera to follow something, works well in most lighting, and has to be able to record 60fps in 1080p
2) practical... batter lasts at least an hour, can film 1080p 60fps for at least an hour, doesn't do anything stupid like stop working while I am filming and can take abuse within reason.
3) functions... more useful functions less useless ones. Don't need garbage that you can do in an editior, just useful things to improve picture quality. 10X zoom or more is great.
4) price... 400-1200$