03-12-2015 03:44 PM
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03-16-2015 01:18 AM
Since you're looking for a camcorder which can be tripod mounted, set to record more or less unmanned and without traditional time restrictions that shooting with DSLR's impose; then the VIXIA HF R40 is the one we recommend.
It has a 53x Advanced Zoom, Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Face Detection. The Face Detection mode specifically caters to your need by allowing the camcorder to track up to 35 faces automatically. In addition, a specific face can be picked to be used as the main subject face to use for tracking.
Based on these parameters, we believe this would be a great camcorder that should fit the bill nicely. If you'd like to visit the main page for the VIXIA HF40, I've provided a link here. There are, of course, many other great features built in that enhance the usability of the camcorder, however we did want to address your main needs first. This model is also quite reasonably priced, ESRP is $349.99, as indicated on the main Canon site linked above.