a friends mother is running for mayor in her town. He has asked me about a good camera for under $1000 that they can use to shoot campaign video. I would like to get some input on what you guys would recommend. I am thinking a 3ccd model that uses a hard drive if possible. min-dv is ok too. They are not worried about audio (want to do voice over) for 30 second spots but i a mic input would be good.