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I’m a professional video producer, and I’m not too good to buy used/refurbished gear. I’ve bought dozens upon dozens of cameras in my life, and maybe just a couple of them were new. Looking back, I think I should have bought those used, and saved the cash.
If you’re willing to go used, and you get lucky, you can get some pretty fair cameras in that price range. I’ve seen a lot of Canon GL-1’s and Sony VX-2000’s in that zone. Both are older, but give a pretty darn good picture. A used GL-1 is going to give you a much better picture than any consumer grade camera you can get new for that price.
Just a thought.