I agree with saving your money, but if you really mean NEED when you say NEED, waiting may not be an option, plus technology is ALWAYS changing. Get something that has HD recording, XLR audio inputs and manual control on everything. For $2,000 you will have to make a compromise between either older technology (and more professional equipment), or newer equipment and technology, but gear that is more orientated toward the consumer. The pros on the latter will be better imaging sensor technology with better color and resolution. Perhaps even better image stabilization. The cons will be that only consumer grade mic inputs and lack of manual control.
You should also decide what kind of videography or cinematography you want to do. If you want to do traditional ENG style videography, then I would probably consider a used Sony Z1. If you want to go digital cinema, then maybe get a Canon 5D Mk2, and get ready to buy a bucket load of expensive accessories to make it all work.
You should be able to pick up a used Sony HVR-Z1 for around $2000 off eBay.