It never hurts to check out what the folks at ConsumerReports.org are saying about electronics, camcorders specifically.
I might not agree with everything they say in the video; for instance, I'm not a fan of DVD camcorders. For other people that have no plans to edit video but want to show friends and family recordings it is an option. An expensive option but it might be what you need to preserve memories.
The video for the most part had solid advice.
It does cycle back to evaluating your needs, your budget and which camcorder is going to be the best one for occasional or constant use.