Ok I know this is the Canon camcorders forum, but I had to pick one forum or another to post this in.
I want to purchase a camcorder as a gift for my wife who does hobbyist videography. Need the option of manual focus and 24p. I'm looking to spend $1000 or less if possible. Of course if the cam was absolutely perfect for her I would spend another 100 or so.
In the interest of full disclosure, I might end up using this cam too for freelance purposes ;). Mostly smallish jobs, nothing corporate, fair amount of greenwall shoots.
I haven't bought a camcorder in ten years, so I'm not exactly sure what I should be looking for. So if anyone out there can suggest a solid cam that is reliable, that would be great. Also, if there are any cams out there to avoid, that would be great too.