Hey everyone. I'm new here, and I'd like somebody to recommend a camera to me. I've gone about a year with a Sony Handycam DCR-HC51E and would like an upgrade. I don't necessarily need an HD camera, just something with much better picture and audio clarity, and perhaps support for an external microphone (do any camcorders support external USB microphones?).

My price range is 200-350 and I plan on using this camcorder not for filmmaking or home videos but for press. I run a gaming website and festival coverage, video interviews and podcasts are very important to keeping traffic up. In this day and age of HD gaming and so on, good quality image is still very important.

So, what do you recommend?