I’m tempted by a Flip camera. The idea of having something small enough to pop into my regularly used travel bag and pull out just when I need to is appealing. It would be a great way to start to produce video content for this and many other sites.
Then there’s the iPhone S3G debate. Many people point out that the video recording iPhone simply kills the Flip. Why bother with a camera that can’t do anything else – not even upload captures to the net – when you’ve a slimer iPhone that does more, can record good enough quality video and can upload it.
Perhaps there’s a compromise. Check out this design from Whipsaw. What we have here is something small enough to carry about but also comfortable enough to hold easily and take better clips. Of course; they’ll still need to address internet functions but the design concept shows promise.