I have to say that I just love the Flip Video! I bought this tiny HD camera at a camera store in LA hours before leaving for Australia....and it's one of the best buys I've ever made. The camera costs around $200 and is the easiest thing in the world to use. I bought a car tripod mount and hooked up the Flip video and got some of the funnest video I've ever taken.
If you want to be able to shoot some great video and be able to make some quick fun movies this is the camera for you. The camera plugs into your computer on the USB jack with a USB that is built into the camera, and it opens up software that allows you to make some movies and share with friends. I'll be posting video of our 4x4 adventure in the Cape Tribulation Rainforest where this camera held up through water, mud, dirt, and rain.....I love this camera.