For fun Mr. Miller and I have been looking at small and inexpensive consumer video cameras. I was thrilled on my birthday when we found a tiny point and shoot for $36.82. It's smaller than a cell phone and fits easily in any pocket. It has only 4 buttons. The box said "Mac compatible," (of course it wasn't) and although the picture is decent enough for the price and it wasn't a problem to convert the picture from an .wmv to an .mov file, after numerous attempts with numerous programs we could not get the audio to convert.
I do love the idea of a $40. camera but come on, it's video not film and I expect to have at least some kind of wild sound and of course I want Mac compatible files. And of course if I have to spend more than $40, then I'll probably have to spend $100, and if I'm going to spend at least 100, I might as well spend a little more and get an HD camera.
I like these new little square cameras and have been trying to decide between the Flip Mino HD and the Kodak Zi6.
Prior to seeing this video I was thinking about getting the Flip, But now I think I might go for the Kodak. When I first saw a picture of the Kodak, it reminded me of an old super-8 camera. I'd like to get my hands on one to see how it feels, but I can only seem to find the Kodak Zi6 online. Read Flip Mino HD vs. Kodak Zi6 comments at Fork You