Ok I will list cameras based on budget
$1,000 - $1500 (Sony VX2100 used)
$1500 - $2,000 (Canon GL2 used, Abes of Maine had one of these Refurb'd for $1800)
$2,000 - $3,000 (Panasonic DVX100 (new runs about $2700 and up, used $2,000 - $2500)
$3,000 - $4,000 (Canon XH-A1, this is an HD Mini DV cam, or a used Canon XL2)
Only the Canon Xl2, XH-A1 and DVX100 have true 24p shooting. I highly recommend the DVX100. I know you don't have the scratch for it, but trust me, get the money together, buy that camera, set it to 24FPS mode and goto town making your movie. A majority of Deadlands was shot on the DVX100.