A couple of years ago, I bought a Panasonic Mini DV camcorder. It takes fantastic video, but the problem is that getting that video to your computer is complicated and cumbersome. First I have install software so that the camcorder cand connect with the computer. Then I have to transfer the video to the computer. Each DV tape is like 300MB of raw uncompressed data. Then you have to edit the video and then encode it to a DVD. This all takes time. But in as little as 2 years, technology has changed so much.
Enter the Flip Video.
The 2GB of onboard memory will hold 60 minutes of video. It has a 1.5 inch LCD on the back with a built in speaker. The convenient built in USB plug connects to your computer easily. The video is easily downloaded onto your computer to watch or share on places like Youtube. At $129 with free shipping at Amazon.com, it’s an affordable and fun gadget. Click Here to go to the Amazon.com Product Page.
I recommend it. We have a few of those at work to record those funny moments.