I am looking to buy my first professional camcorder, something inexpensive that I can use to until I have the money to upgrade.
I have used a Canon GL1 and have been looking into getting one of those, but I thought I'd check here before I make a concrete decision.
My budget is between $500 and $1000 (eBay) and it needs to be pretty versatile. I want to shoot short films, both indoors and out, as well as some sporting events. I will also edit it on a PC, so it needs to have the appropriate outputs. A microphone input it also necessary.
Obviously I am looking to get an standard definition camera because the pro HD cameras are still expensive.
So any information would be a great help. Even a website that gives me a list of all the professional SD camcorders would be useful... That way I can check their prices and features myself and decide from there.