I'm looking for a video camera. I know theory and photography but I'm an "old guy". I took film classes back when we shot on real film, cut to A/B rolls and hat it printed. I know how to set up., light and frame shots and some editing. But zero about the video camera market I got into still photography but now I want to shoot video. So I'm looking for what I'd guess you'd call a "prosumer" type camera that does "HD" without horrible compression artifacts, has decent optics and, I don't care so much about low light ability, I'll buy lights if need be. But COST is a MAJOR concern so I'm looking for used gear, maybe 6 to 8 years old, I don't know but to calibrate the deal I'm looking for, I just bought a Nikon D200 body It is slightly old very well built and I paid $200. It's a "built like a tank" two generations back semi-pro SLR that now sells for "peanuts" This will be used for interviews and short instructional videos and maybe something more fun. Size does not matter, big is OK, It would be really good if it had a way to plug-in and monitor a quality microphone. I would always have a tripod. I've been into 35m and medium format still photo for years, I'll want some control over the camera. I don't know what else to ask for. What features and prices should I be looking at. The basic need is for quality video. Some day I'll buy an SLR body that can capture video but as of 2013 the price is off budget. So I buy a "real" video camera that is a few years old. What I really need is "terms for Google". and model numbers, just pointers.