The past few months, I have been working on Citizen Journalism pieces for the Akron Digital Media Center.
One of the perks is working with their equipment, including the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG102 Camcorder.
Prior to my work with the Xacti, I used my trusty RCA Small Wonders camacorder, which is great if you want to shoot things quickly and on a budget.
The Xacti allows you to shoot in HD and with its pistol grip handling, I can shoot video in one hand, while shooting with my Kodak digital camera in the other.
Of course, the Xacti will not give you the film quiality depth of the Cannon Rebel T2i, but if you are looking to shoot quality video for your social media work or video contests, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG102 Camcorder is a great way to go.