I've been looking around since November for a Mini DV camcorder with either a remote control capability from the tripod and/or 3-CCDs.
For some reason I thought I read somewhere that the Sony DCR-HC51 had a LANC jack but looks like I'm back to square one. It was only £120 at a local shop so at that time I had a budget of about £300 including all the new accessories (tripod, tapes, cases etc.) so I'm trying to keep the camcorder's value around £120-£150 or $170-$210.
P.S. After checking bhphotovideo.com, it turns out the tripod I was after has been discontinued since I last checked on Wednesday . So now I'm looking for a replacement around the same price.
( links broken - mw )