a healthy sized solid state memory such as a flash drive. You would probably want a minimum of 20 gigs for that memory. Add an excellent lense, a large, low noise sensor, and good sound for less than $1,000 new. Those are all things that I expect in a prosumer camera. Unfortunately, I do not know of such a camera for the desired price. If anyone else has a good candidate, I would love to hear about it.
I would like a prosumer level camcorder for personal filming use. HD would be preferable, as well as one that records to a hard drive or flash drives, as opposed to a mini DV tape. With those stringent requirements, it'll probably be hard to find one in my range, but I would like to find one that would go new under $1500, where I could preferably purchase it for $1000 or less. If anyone has suggestions, I'm trying to find something that fits. Thanks!