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    Default Seeking cheap digital camcorder with external, wireless microphone

    Would secondhand be feasible? Not for commercial purpose. Need Clip on mike, to film on busy street. I don't know if cameras have long life, like a radio does? Hence the secondhand idea. Need to know models, then will look on ebay, tho couldn't find any with microphones. Will upload it to private you tube channel.
    I know nothing about film cameras. Want to do it cheap as possible. Great quality not needed.

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    I recently purchased a MINT condition Panasonic HDC HS-300 from London Camera exchange for just 220, boxed with guarantee and not a mark on it, tell that to someone who paid almost 1k for it new just a short time ago.

    WHY would any camera have a "lifespan", unless they go wrong they will be as good as the day they were bought, I still have two panasonic cameras that take tape and work fine, and I can still use them, in fact they are in daily use.

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    WHY would any camera have a "lifespan",
    The main reason is called planned redundancy (Google it). This means internal parts are designed to break after a certain time (see the history of the light bulb). Also technology moves forward just think about the computer you had 10 years ago compared to what you have now.

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