I'm looking to grab something cheap, pocket size, optical zoom, stabilization, to toss around this season for the homies to film eachother. We always talk about filming, but I never want to bring out my whole kit and be the one to carry a backpack with body + lenses etc.
I've bee considering the Sony HDR-CX405. It seems to hit the mark on everything, and shoots OK 1080 content. Fine to sacrifice image quality from what I'm used to filming on haha, this is just for some fun edits and maybe a year end piece. I am concerned how it will fare on heavy, wet snow days at whistler. Can anyone recommend anything else similar?