My Sony NX5u has become a part of me since late 2010. A third eye, if you will. Always with me, always ready to shoot.
Official Product Description
The new HXR-NX5U camcorder is the first product of the Sony NXCAM generation, and a new category of tapeless memory camcorder, providing an ideal balance of power and performance in the digital age. Utilizing the revolutionary AVCHD format, this camcorder offers long duration recording - with dual memory slots - on affordable consumer memory cards. As it facilitates a totally IT-based workflow, the HXR-NX5U has the potential to profoundly change the way content is created. Simultaneous hybrid recording is available in HD and SD formats, using the optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. In any format, breathtaking picture quality is assured with proven features such as a state-of-the-art G Lens and three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array. Professionals expect this standard of picture quality from Sony ... and accept nothing less.
Alongside the camera is my smooth, steady E-Image tripod. Here are the specs:
My Canon HG10. I use this alot for time-lapse or if I need a second angle for anything. Small, easy to use, and good quality picture.