... and in no particular order... the "low light" means lenses 70mm filter diameter or better; imaging chips 1/4" - usually in a 3-chip configuration. For your stated need, I would prefer CCD over CMOS.
I'll stay in high definition, but each of the camcorders listed can do standard definition or high definition.
Whether they can see the whole court depends on their placement - there are wide angle add-on lenses available if needed. All consumer, prosumer and pro grade camcorders can be set up on a tripod.
All allow point-and-shoot, or moving to manual mode if you want.
Of the four listed above, the Sonys and Canon use miniDV tape. To get the video into a computer, connect the camcorder's DV port to the computer's firewire port. Put the camcorder in Play mode. Launch the video editor. Click on Import or Capture. Easy. Don't reuse the tape and the tape is the archive. No extra steps to make an archive.
The JVC records video to SD cards. Since you did not tell us what computer operating system or editor you are using, we don't know if that video can be used directly or if transcoding is required first. Extra steps for archiving the flash memory stored video.
The Panasonic AG-HM40 uses AVCHD compression. Fast action and lots of compression do not get along too well.
bhphotovideo is a good, reputable, and reliable source... there are a few others (like Adorama)...
I could really use some advice and direction on what is the best entry level prosumer camcorder to record indoor basketball games. Many of the gyms are low light and of course basketball itself has a great deal of motion to capture. I'm looking for something that is relatively easy to figure out and also provide good quality under low light situations. Would like to keep the price under $3000.00 Also, would love if possible to be able to set up the camera on a tripod and be able to view the whole court and not have to hold or move the camera to follow the action but I might just be dreaming as far as that is concerned. Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Must be able to edit video also.