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Hi Chadillac – you might want to take a look at the $500 Panasonic FZ200 still/video camera. It has a 24x zoom and a mic jack for an external mic if you want better sound. It also has a constant f2.8 lens for good performance in low light.
Here it is recording deer in an Idaho park (please watch at 720p):
Here it is on a pheasant hunt in the snow:
I have an earlier version of this camera and, for the price, it produces great video.
Hope this is helpful,