I bought a Sony DCR-PC9E which is way small and has been absolutely fantastic. It has been superseded now, but the new model is cheaper and better.
Go for the equivalent and I assure you it won't be a mistake.
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes
'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.
'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.