I wanted a camera that I wasn't afraid to get propolis or honey or
on. I wanted it mostly for taking pictures of bees. I also didn't want to spend too much money on it.
I ended up with the Canon A1200
, a sub-$80 camera from Amazon. It had a few features I liked. It's definitely not a top of the line camera, but does a pretty good job. It will record 720HD video.
The videos are definitely not pro videos and there's definitely cameras out there that will outperform it, but for $80 it's not too shabby. If it crash-n-burns it's not too big of a loss. Here are a few videos that I've taken with it...mostly just bee videos and hiving some swarms...I haven't done a cut out, yet: Intheswampbees Videos