I looked in the "what camera" thread so here we go:
Budget - $500
Not too experienced of a user. Would like to just be able to hand it to a parents during a game, have it set up on a tripod and have them pan across the field during game play
Currently have a tripod but its not a very good one so suggestions for one around 50-100 would be great. Really want one that has a handle thats easy for panning side to side smoothly
This will be used for mainly game film. Maybe some off field stuff but not really. That being said, would like to be used for both day light and night light (under lights though on turf)
I currently edit the videos with Vegas. I'm an experienced editor so would like a camera with at least 60fps for a few slow motion shots
Would prefer not to break the bank. $500 is the max really so anything cheaper that will do is recommended please.
TL;DR - recommend me an HD camcorder for game film