I agree with the camcorderinfo.com suggestion.
What is your budget?
If you are not willing to spend at least $350, then there is likely little advantage to a dedicated camcorder over a current generation still camera that records video.
If he is a budding and precocious little videographer, and you are financially comfortable, then $500+ to get controls and flexibility to grow into with a mid-range model.
Otherwise, you can probably get some good advice in this forum on a P&S with good video.