Camcorder warranty

It is out of warranty and is 4-4.5 years old. It had plenty of use taping my younger son's wrestling meets and being able to play it back to him after a match in the stands. Never wanted to put it on DVD since his wrestling coach did that for the team with his camcorder. So no suggestions at all? I just want to look for now and take in all the reviews and get some good advice. I'm not looking to purchase until mid summer/fall sometime before bow season opens in Michigan, just as long as we have a few weeks to practice filming and get used to whatever we buy.