Read prior replies and in my opinion all camcorder built in mics are a compromise. I don't use such for a shoot but an audio recorder and slip that back in during post production.
I am pretty new to looking into camcorders. My price range is about 1500 at most. I hope to shoot montage videos of friends, fun nights/adventures, but most of all live music(concerts, band practice, etc.) which is why I would need it to sound great. Do cameras at that range come with a lens that has filters on it or features to make it look interesting, or would i have to buy another lens for that? and would i need to buy an external microphone or would it come with a good enough one? Any suggestion for a camcorder would be great, and as much knowledge as you can drop for a n00b thank you.