I'm looking for recommendations on a cheap camcorder.
Between $300-$500, preferrably closer to $300.
Certain features are actually more important than picture quality.
Here's what I'm looking for:
Optical Image Stabilizer
Manual Focus ring
the longer the zoom (optical), the better
Does such a thing even exist? I haven't been able to find it.
I'm basically looking for as much of the control of a prosumer cam as I can get, with none of the cost.
And again, I'm really not concerned with image quality.
I'll skip the "why?" for brevity, but if you ask I'll tell you.