as far as i know those digital video cameras (the ones that use memory cards) are not really very good quality until you spend over around Â£500
i think your best getting a mini dv video camera. uses mini tapes. thats what ive got and its ace. great quality and good zoom. i got mine second hand from currys with a 1 year garentee (spell?) for Â£50.
so im gonna make a home made water proof housing.and then get some footage of the next msw express sesh
ebay is good, but what if it busts? or its nicked? or it never turns up?
keep an eye out on the internet for special deals from web sites..
im sure some one else on here will give you some better info