I can confirm:
Sony HDR PJ200
Got it brand new in an Outlet Store for 100dlls.
Says it records 1080/60i but in the settings you can set it to HDMI output in 1080p and 720p
Clean HDMI except when you pin out a subjet or activate smile detection, you get a floating white square…I just disable it and the autofocus is fine. (Great for 100 dlls) And maybe you can get the same deal with many other models since you are only using 1080p.
No external sound on the camcorder but I solved this with a (7 dlls on AMAZON… yes seven US dolars) USB Audio Stereo Adapter SABRENT AU-MMSA. (Also posted my experience with it.) Just choose on “Settings” that you want to use the USB AUDIO Source as the Input in the “Sound options” menu.