Topic: Digital video cameras - any experts?

(Figured this was the best forum to post this in, if not feel free to move it)

what would people recommend as a good budget(ish) digital video camera/camcorder/whatever to film gigs with?

been thinking i'd really like to start filming bands, and not in a 'standing in front of everyone pushing a camera in someone's face' kind of way, but to document things for posterity, sharing the experience...

just spent most of the weekend watching 90s emo footage on youtube and it would be pretty boss if even some of that could be replicated today

so, any recommendations on gear? what's the least i could get away with spending before the lack of light/crap sound recording gets in the way?

settle down