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You’ll probably be able to feed a line signal into a mic input, whether it’s switchable or not. You won’t be able to feed a mic signal into a line port, on the other hand, and get any usable signal. Numerous times, I’ve been able to connect the speaker (line output) of my computer to my PC’s audio input being set to Mic mode. The audio levels were fine after a significant amount of adjusting the speaker and microphone levels.
The possible side-effect of feeding a line signal into a mic input is an extra amplifyed and distorted signal. Most camcorders that don’t have manual sound level controls will often adjust the levels automatically, so there probably won’t be any worry.