Sony HDR-TG7 camcorder. This camcorder is now discontinued by Sony and the price has been slipping quite fast, I purchased this not so long ago for £399 and thought that was a bargain.
This camcorder is a pistol grip style, easy to use although there are a lot of menu's on the touch screen. The beauty of this particular pistol grip camcoder is it is very small, easy to carry, very quick startup time from off. It's also less conspicuous than a traditional style camcorder.
At the full asking price you would have had to have really wanted one of these camcorders to make a purchase but at this price it offers a very attractive proposition to those wanting a very good occasional camcorder.
My previous HD camcorder experience has included owning a HDC-SD9 (good) and using a Canon HF S21 (excellent). Prior to that owning a string of Sony camcorders.
The inevitable low light question will arise ... the answer is this camcorder is adequate but not exceptional, you'll need a Sony with nightshot or a camcorder with very low lux rating (like the Canon).
Wish I'd bought this camcorder at the above price but I'm very happy with my purchase.