You can narrow it down from these lists:
iMovie 11 - cameras supported:
iMovie 9 - cameras supported:
Thanks for the list. However, I have already seen it and found a lot of possibilities, but no real advantage of one over another. Also, what does this comment mean " iMovie does not support footage recorded in 1080-60p from this Camcorder"? Is Sony producing camcorders that are beyond iMovie? Also, what is the best format? I've seen articles railing against the AVCD, but are MPEG 2 or MPEG 4 the better way to go? If so, why? Lots of product out there with varying prices and features. I was hoping that someone had already researched the subject and could provide some insight into what is really important. I just want an easy to use HD camcorder that works well with iMovie and doesn't cost a fortune. Any thoughts?
No. mpeg2 is the final delivery compressed version of a standard DVD and is not intended for editing.
Not all versions of iMovie can handle 1080-60p footage.
It really isn't possible to advise you further, as I am not familiar with every video camera on the market, or even with the capabilities of every version of iMovie!
Best way forward? Find a camera that appeals to you, check if it works with your version of iMovie, and/or ask here for further advice!