I just bought one for the wife. It's the Sony PC101 MiniDV cam. You can load videos directly from the cam into your PC. The thing is so tiny! It's probably smaller than your average paperback novel. $1300 at Sony.com (I bought it at Tweeter). This cam also takes digital stills. We tried the cam this weekend, and the video quality is outstanding! I also bought her a tiny "bullet" cam she can wear on her helmet during mountain biking (it's slightly bigger than a thing of lipstick). The helmet cam connects to the camcorder so you can record.
(BTW, save the "private home movie" comments for someone that cares )
We got this model for a number of reasons; it uses a seperate, removable memory card for still photos that's compatable with our PDA's, it's got image stabilization and, most importantly, it was inexpensive. (Relatively) It's now about four years old and hasn't caused us a single heartache.
Originally posted by Prince
how come you have no mortgage?
and what is that second camera used for?
We rent an apartment. We are saving for a house, but we have a problem with spending money. We're hoping to buy a house later this year, but we're saving more money so we can afford something "roomy." Our apartment is pretty big and we're comfortable, so we're being patient with the house purchase.
Like Tboy said, the small cam is used for making biking videos. You can also use it to make skiing videos as well. It mounts on your helmet and is connected to your camcorder which you can keep in your backpack. I'll post some videos once we get them made.