In 2002 for Festivus Susanne purchased a Kodak MC3 for $50 with the purchase of something or other and gifted it to me. At the time it was truly the undiscovered wonder of the world. It runs on three triple A’s, takes pictures, video and plays MP3’s. It still does a pretty fine job for old tech.
I pulled it out of the bottom of a box while cleaning the garage today, and while the video quality is not as good as some current models, its ease of use is still amazing. Shoot, plug in, copy QuickTime files off and share. Here is a vid of Emily and Braedyn practicing demolition derby with a neighborhood kid in the cul-de-sac.