When doing alot of wedding videography, or pretty much anything, most people agree that one of the first things people ask is what KIND of camera I use. An affordable, quality camera that I picked is the Canon XH A1S
For those of us who require a smaller, lighter weight HD camcorder but who won't give up capability and performance, Canon offers the XH A1S. Here's a video with a quick overview.
Some features include
Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens III with Professional L-Series Fluorite
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
Three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCD Image Sensors with 1.67 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Canon DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor
A con that seems to float around about this model is its "bulkyness." Though, for amateur videographers like myself that often get paid for productions, bulky often means a "better camera" to everyone else. It also looks professional, so again, this isn't a problem.
So that is my recommendation! And if youre more interested in this camera, here are my links: