If this is for "home" use and you're not expecting large HDTV screen, theatre/movie cinematic quality - and you are expecting to use the camcorder handheld most of the time,
If you are getting into a video hobby where things get a little more serious - like using some sort of steadying device and very rarely using the camcorder handheld, adding lights and a couple of external mics, then the price of the camcorder comes down to deal with the other stuff
Unless you're dealing with a different budget for the accessories...
If you expect consumer-grade camcorders to behave well under poor lighting, then you're probably in for a nasty surprise because they just can't compete with the likes of a camcorder with a 72mm diameter lens and large imaging chip that will be over 2x more than your stated budget.
And we have not talked about potential computer hardware upgrade (at the very least possible addition of terabytes of storage, though CPU and RAM are also worth considering), video editing application(s) and other accessories...
I'm looking for a decent camcorder no higher than $1k.
Which one you would recommend?