Who owns a camcorder and whatcha got?
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 )