My wife and I are still financially pressed by this economy so decided to give each other a common Christmas present this year, an HD video camcorder, a Canon Vixia. I have wanted a good video camcorder for some time for capturing family events (I wish I had made videos of my mother-in-law before she died -- fortunately, other family members did so).
I also want it to create YouTube videos. Videos of my band, videos of me playing bass to recorded music (for practice and auditioning purposes), videos of Tea Party and other events in the Bay Area.
I can hardly wait to try it out.