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Just to cover all angles here, have you considered renting as a solution? You may be able to save a lot of money or spend it elsewhere (e.g., lights). Also, as a student, I went down the middle ($450 each–Sony D8, 1999) on my first camcorder with a good friend. I know what you thinking, that decision could end up really ugly. It worked for us over four years until I decided to buy a higher end camcorder that fit my needs better. I wouldn’t suggest this strategy for everyone, you’ve got to have a trust worthy friend and a commitment of several years of sharing and caring for equipment. I think camcorders are easy enough to share as far as video equipment goes– their not always in use and their fairly portable.