Update* I ended up buying the Zi8 pictured below for $24.99 USD plus shipping. It comes with a 8GB SD card. I will try posting some video made with this simple 1080p video camera after I recieve it (maybe some darkroom work video). If I like the unit I will buy a second one as a back up. I find my tools always break down in Asia, especially electronic cameras! Best to have a back up plan. :)
Also got a cheapo $3.99 USD (free shipping) case for it with a belt clip. I hope it fits the camera, it is designed for a simliar sized iPhone. I want to adapt this case (cut a hole in it) to allow me to mount it on the neck area of my subjects t-shirt to try and do the person cam idea mentioned above. Not sure this will work but going to give it a try. This whole outfit cost $29 USD, so if it fails no biggy, it was worth the try.