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I’ve seen good movies shot on a $300 Sony DV Handycam.
But if you’re wanting a more ‘prosumer’ model, I would check out the Panasonic AG-DVC30, Canon GL2, or the Sony DCR-VX2100.
The JVC Everio GZMG505 is still in the consumer area.