For Christmas my Daughter gave me a waterproof digital pocket HD movie camera. Not only is it waterproof, it is designed for filming under water to depths up to 3 meters. It's compact - about the same size and weight as a cell phone. It records in Hi-Def 1080p (1920x1080 resolution) and records 5mp stills. It's got image stabilization, and runs for 90 minutes on a charge. It weighs 5.1 oz, which might be light enough for a kite-cam, which is something I've always wanted to try.
|Kodak ZX3. Click for more info|
I tested the camera during a fishing trip with a good friend a few days ago and it worked great, even covered in fish slime. Video looks spectacular when viewed on a HDTV connected to the camera with the supplied HDMI cable.
I'm looking forward to using the camera a lot next summer without having to worry about ruining it. Thanks, Heather!