I'm thinking about buying a cheap miniDV camcorder (as cheap as possible really) to make short films to post online. So obviously image quality isn't exactly vital. But in the past, I've only ever used camcorders like the PD-150 and DSR-200, so I'm not really sure what features I can expect on a cheap camcorder, and though I'm not too bothered about image quality in the technical sense, I'd still like as much creative control as possible.
So basically, can someone tell me if camcorders in the sub-£300 price have any of the following features? Manual focus? Manual white balance? Manual audio level controls? Manual exposure? Microphone input? Headphone output? And if not, what sort of budget am I looking at to get these features?