The newest Sony HD Camcorder (HDRPJ670 PJ) with 30x optical zoom have been given a release date of February 15 in the US. It’s the newest camcorder of 2015 which means that it has NFC and Wi-Fi for very easy transfer of videos and images: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Recording-HDRPJ670-Handycam-Camcorder
The pre-order price is $698.
The main reason to buy this camcorder is the superior image quality, as you’d expect from a Sony camcorder. It has Sony’s own Exmor R CMOS image sensor, and Sony’s Balanced Optical Steady Shot optical image stabilization.
You can also expand on Sony’s video camera with microphone, lights, and other accessories, like hooking it up to your tablet or computer, both via cable or through Wi-Fi and NFC. And that creates quite a lot of new opportunities for uses of a camcorder.