I'm standing by the Everio as JVC's "next big thing" but these MiniDV camcorders still have a lot to offer. First, there's the GR-D395 with 32x optical zoom, "live slow" feature which takes slow motion video, and NightAlive for night shots.
The GR-D396 is the same as the D395 but with better batteries. Finally, the GR-D650 is best in low light and includes the MegaBird engine for video smoothing. They will be approximately $370, $380, and $450, respectively, and all of them take both video and stills.