Video Camera Help

Looking for help on buying a Video Camera. What features really matter, comparison charts would help a bunch. Looking to spend up to $700.

Whatever you do, buy one with a hard drive in it. Anything else is for the birds. Also, check the connections. Some of them have firewire or optical capabilities, which makes for much faster transfers if your computer is able.

Definately trying to buy one with a hard drive. Other stuff that piqued my interest is zoom, megapixel for still shots as well as motion, thinking about hd/dvd.

If someone knows of a comparison chart I can take a look at, something like: would help me out tons.