I was looking for a comcorder for my small bro, i came across Flip Ultra HD camcorder from http://www.realviewz.com, It features HD video recording, 8 GB of internal memory and so on which is good enough for amatuer.
I had the Flip Ultra HD for a bit, but I was very disappointing with it. It has a very small field of view. To actually get a whole person on screen I had to stand almost out of range of the microphones ability to hear that person.
I ended up going with the waterproof Kodak PlaySport ZX3 and I have been fairly happy with it. It's extremely easy to operate my younger siblings have no problem with it. My only real complaint is that it performs very badly in low light. But the same can be said most all Mini Camcorders.