Do you have a video camera?

I have to admit that I know nothing about video cameras. I don't even think I know how to work one of the new snazzy ones they have out on the market. I have an old one that is pretty simple. The smaller ones look more complex, but maybe I'm wrong. See, I know nothing! Which is why I need your help.

Tomorrow is Neil and my 8th anniversary. I can't hardly believe it. We've been together 14 years. Each year I think, wow, it doesn't feel like it's been that long and I can't believe it's been that long, but then I count backwards and realize it really has! And then I think how I've absolutely loved every year of it and secretly I'm always thinking about another wedding where we renew our vows. Just a dream, but maybe one day it will happen? I take notes at the weddings I shoot . . . shhhhh!

Anyway, I am completely blessed to have been chosen by Neil. He is quite possibly the best husband ever. (I've even had friends tell me that in a way that I feel like they're saying in a very loving way "don't take him for granted!") And we've never really exchanged nice meaningful gifts before. We're just not all that into that. (Sappy, I know, cuz that's me, but we have each other!) I think I've bought him clothes in the past . . . but nothing that ever pertains to us. So my first thought was, how about a video camera?

So I bought one. I think it's a great gift for him. We'll both use it of course, but this piece of technology he can be in charge of. I'm usually stuck behind my camera (but because I want to be!), so this one he can be stuck behind. I'm just not sure I bought the right one.

I went into Best Buy with having done zero research. But I talked to the sales boy (yes, he was a boy) and he really knew a lot. (You know, we can all tell when they're pulling it out of their butts or out of their heads.) So I think he led me down the right path and didn't talk me out of a medium-priced camera.

So my question is, what do you use? Do you like it? Is it a tape camera, a memory stick camera, a DVD camera or a hard drive camera? Tell me all about it. Then I'll tell you what I got and if I'm keeping it (based on what you tell me --- ha!).


Chel said...

Well, happy anniversary to you both!

SuperMom said...

First off, Happy Anniversary!

Secondly, yes, we have one, but it's old and is currently in need of repair. They're really, really fun though and you (er... I mean Neil ) will have a great time with it, I'm sure.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Happy anniversary!!!

We have a Sony DVD video recorder and I would buy it again in a heartbeat. I LOVE it!

Jen said...

happy Anniversary
hope Neil enjoys the video camera

Jo said...


We don't have a video camera, but be sure to let me know how you like yours!

it's me, Val said...

I bought a Sony. It's one with a hard drive built in. Pretty nifty if you ask me. My only fright is that *this* hard drive will go out, too. You know, with my luck in hard drives and all . . .

But it's tiny, has a touch screen, really good zoom and you can add on lenses which is nifty nifty, I think! Anyway, Neil was excited. He plugged it in to charge immediately. I'm sure he'll be using it tonight. I made sure to let him know that he is in charge of this piece of equipment! :)

Happy 8th anniversary to us.