After going through a couple of other camcorders that used cassette tape, I decided to upgrade to digital, the Canon Legria FS37 looked like a good choice, it was a mid priced camcorder that had all that I wanted for making decent videos, I actually bought 2 of them so I could record 2 different angles, below is the image of the camera.
On the first day I made a video driving through the valleys near my home, I was checking quality and seeing how well the image stabilisation coped, and I was impressed. the vid is in 3 parts, here is the first part
Later that day I did a 'first look' video
A few months later I made another vid about it
I am very pleased with this model, it's not the best, but it certainly is a lot better than what i had.