A friend of mine is going to Pakistan to film a documentary on the regional education system. She is looking for a decent digital camcorder with which to film it, but is on a budget and needs some help deciding what features she should absolutely have and which ones she can sacrifice. Budget: $700 Features being looked at: 1.) It has to be a mini DV 2.) Optical image stabilization 3.) 3CCD 4.) Decent (wide) zoom range 5.) Minimum illumination no higher than 7 6.) optical sensor size no smaller than 1/6th Currently from what we can find, camcorders with all of these features run a little over $1500; is there somewhere that I could find one for cheaper (perhaps a site that sells good condition used ones?). If not, what specs should be sacrificed on? Thanks for your help.