I'm not up on the latest models, but most any miniDV camera will take great pictures, especially for video. If you want great stills too, look for one with "progressive scan" mode as an option. The video in this mode isn't as smooth, but the stills are about twice the resolution of regular video stills. (Though stills from regular DV can be pretty good anyway, and even progressive scan stills are nowhere near the resolution you'd get from a decent digital still camera).
I'm still very happy with my Sony TRV-900. It's a medium-sized camcorder with 3 CCD's and progressive scan mode. There are much smaller mini DV camcorders out there, but mine continues to impress me with its image quality.
Remember too that if you want to edit video on your computer, you'll want to make sure the camera has an IEEE 1394 port ("Firewire" or "I-link"). I suspect that most of the current models have this, but it is worth checking.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 11, 2001 09:19 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Bob Barnes/Colorado ]</font>