Now that our video blogging challenge is over - I am going through some of the comments - and I am finding a couple of things that seems to be themes.
What type of equipment do I need?
How do I make a video?
What should the video be about?
So here comes a little series, first up, lets talk gear. There are piles of video cameras out there, and as you know, I am a serious cheap skate (yes, I wear that badge with pride), so lets look at what camera's I suggest you look at if you need one.
There are two types of camera I think you should consider, and we are keeping this under the $200 mark - no point in spending more at this point.
The first one is a point and shoot - this is simple and useful for other needs as well - I carry mine pretty much at all times.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 is the new version of the Sony WX9 Full HD 1080/60i from last year (my trusty camera). I grabbed the skinnier WX50 for my wife, and you will see it in the video below.
The Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera is getting harder to come by, now that Kodak is trying hard to offload anything non-essential - and that is too bad as they make some kicking cameras - one feature especially is making this camera a top contender: the Mic jack - this allows you to use an outside mic source, such as a lavalier to record sound from a distance.
Finally - a small tripod is always great, the Joby GorillaPod Flexible Tripod is great for putting your camera up just about any place.