I was watching a few more Casey neistat Videos this morning and in one particular video he was talking to a fellow vlogger. One thing that caught my attention was that they were both using these very large Nikon SLR to record your videos. In the world of video and photography there is an Unwritten rule about capturing you are media in the best quality possible-- leaving the rest of post-production. So having the best possible image is likely to come from one of these cameras. But with the exception of soon and maybe some depth of field why not just use a smaller form factor?
The Ion camera company has a product called eclipse and it would seem to be ideal for this circumstance. If not that why not a camera that work strictly in selfie mode with a small display allowing the operator to frame properly. I've watched Casey's videos not because of the quality of the image but the content.
In my quest to capture more family moments I struggle between video and photography. Pictures are easy to manage with the family getting permission for a smile video on the other hand is a little bit more passive. People are a little less put off buy a picture when you ask them to smile then when you can try them in the act of some embarrassing or not so compromising Act.
The thing about this media is that you have to start off doing it for yourself and at some point it attracts the attention of others in which case you feel a sense to improve the quality. After that it might just be a matter of capturing vignettes for your family photo albums or capturing the moment to share with non-local family members.