A bit more information about the Kodak Zi8 :
There are a dozen pocket sized HD video cameras on the market. The Zi8 is the only one I found with an external microphone jack- which makes superior for outdoor video. The external microphone helps cut down on those background noises (traffic, screaming kids, wind) that can distract from your video.
The Zi8 shoots in HD format, so the internal memory is woefully inadequate; save yourself an additional trip to the store and just buy a 32 GB Memory Card when you make your camera purchase.
With just 5 buttons, the Zi8 is easy to use and images are crisp on the screen. Downloading is easy, with a bonus of no cords to misplace, though a USB cord with an AC adapter does come with the camera for charging.
If you're looking for a good quality HD pocket video camera the Zi8 gets high marks from me for affordability, usability and the microphone jack.
The Kodak Zi8 retails for $179.
Disclosure: I purchased the Kodak Zi8; the product was not given to me. Affiliate links are via Amazon.