My kids play sports and there really is no substitute for video in terms of teaching. I need to have the boy see his stride pitching. I want to be able to show the little girl where she should be for rebounds. I do want to video some wheeling, hiking, home stuff.
Plus I am going to quit playing fast-pitch baseball (I am gonna be 49) and wouldn't mind getting some high-quality video of a 450' bomb before I hang 'em up completely
I should look at the flips. They have them at BestBuy and you can try them out there. Some of the Canons sans hard drives look appealing too.