Hi there,

I am starting to read up on Video Cameras, and finding it very difficult to decide which camcorder would be best to fit my needs. I plan to use this camera in hidden prank videos (for example: Edbassmaster from Youtube). This being the case, it would need to have a Microphone Input slot so I could buy a wireless microphone to hide on my body somewhere.

I've checked out Amazon and this is what I came up with:

Sony HDR High Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom, and 16 GB Embedded Memory (2012 Model)

My budget is under $1000 for the video camera.

I really appreciate you taking the time to read this.