I have very limited knowledge regarding video cameras or cameras in general. I am interested in a camera which I can take pictures with as well as video tape some footage for all my future Alaska outdoor adventures. Ideally, the camera will be lightweight, small/easy to pack, durable, take a few minutes of footage at a time, take pictures, and have a good zoom feature. Oh, and of course college-student affordable!!!
Suggestions? Ideas? Thanks a lot in advance.