My new toy (squeal!):
It's the Creative Vado HD Pocket Video Cam. I have been wanting a small video camera for a while now (the camcorder we currently own was considered tiny at the time of purchase several years ago, but now seems like a lumbering giant - ahh, technological progress!). I was looking for something tiny enough to fit into a pocket or purse, yet powerful enough to take great video. It also had to be idiot proof and easy to figure out. Then one day last week, I saw the Vado HD for sale online. I mentioned it to my husband, gushing about how cool it was. Unbeknown to me, he already had one on the way to me for my upcoming birthday*. How does that man read my mind? It got here on Friday and I have been playing with it ever since.
Well, let me tell you, this thing is great! It's small (only 100g and smaller than a deck of cards), has a good amount of memory (8 GB) and it is so easy to use (I figured out how to use the camera and the software in no time flat).
Simon has already been the star of many an impromptu video shoot, with many more to come. The poor dog won't be able to hiccup without me capturing it for posterity!!
*ETA: Since I was asked in the comments, my birthday is May 5th.