$400. The only camcorders worth buying with with a mic jack are the Canon ZR900 and ZR930 - and neither has manual audio control.
The Canon FS100 also has a mic jack - but as a flash memory based consumer camcorder, its video quality is not as good as miniDV.
If the camcorder does not have an accessory shoe, just add one
Don't forget - tripod, maybe a video light...
I am getting 600 dollars soon. I want to buy a decent camera with an accessory shoe and mic in. I also want to get a wireless lavalier mic and a cheap shotgun mic, I have the mics picked out, total will be about 200 for those. Any ideas on a camera?