At this point I’d go with

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At this point I’d go with Sony’s HD1000 camcorder. Not the best for recording under low light, but will do better than the average consumer camcorder. It’s really the only good, professional controls, shoulder mount, large size camcorder that fits in a 1-2k budget. It retails for around $1,800, but have seen plenty of deals online for lower.

http://www.google.com/products?q=Sony+HD1000&hl=en-GB&aq=f

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