Hopefully this is an appropriate forum for this type of question.
I am searching for a decent ~$250 video camera. Essentially, i just want it to have good, crisp video. I have no idea what constitutes a good camera, which is why I am asking here.
Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.
Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.