BHPhotoVideo has this camcorder for $158 with $20 E-Gift Card, but with no tax for most.
50Mbps XAVC S™1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD® and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS® Lens
Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
View on 2.7" Clear Photo Plus™ LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
This product does not have an external microphone input.