Tape is a dead place in most camcorders for many reasons. Top issue is that consumers have better choices for less bucks. Your 120 buck camera may be more usable.
My vote is to forget it.
I'm going to buy the Sony DCRTRV70 MiniDV 2MP Camcorder with 2.5 lcd screen for 120 dollars. The only reason I'm buying is so I can sell it for more. It says new it would cost 720 dollars but I don't know how many people still want to buy a camcorder with mini dv tapes these days. Should I buy it or not?
Light bulbs you shouldn't buy
There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.